The latest Space to Ground report from NASA on activities related to the Int. Space Station including the departure of the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo module today and the successful growing of zinnia flowers on the station:
Here is a video showing the de-berthing and departure of the Cygnus spacecraft: Cygnus Departs Station after Robotic Release – Space Station/NASA
And more about the zinnias aboard the station:
- First Flower Grown in Space Station’s Veggie Facility – NASA
- ZINNIAS FROM SPACE! NASA Studies the Multiple Benefits of Gardening – NASA
I’ll note that Soviet and Russian cosmonauts have grown plants in space since the 1980s. The ISS plant projects are expanding upon those pioneering experiments.