Flower blooms on international space station for first time

(FOX News) - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is proving quite the gardener in space.

Over the weekend, he tweeted out an image of what he described as the first flower grown in space.

It may not match the exploits of astronaut Mark Watney, the Matt Damon character in the movie “The Martian” who survives on Mars in part by growing potatoes.  But nonetheless, it is a small step towards NASA's goal of one day developing bioregenerative food production systems for the space station and long-duration exploration missions.

And it comes after several setbacks to the Veggie plant growth facility, which was installed on the orbiting laboratory in early May of 2014.

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