Here’s The First Flower Grown In Space

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Better memorize this one, it’ll come back at you on a trivia question in a few years:

What was the first flower grown in space? Zinnias.

space-zinnias

This was done aboard the International Space Station, and is actually the second plant grown–arugula has the distinction of being the first.

That’s two trivia questions for you.

Image Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly

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