NASA astronauts are engaged in the cultivation of flowers in the International Space Station, better known as ISS.
The first seeds of a Zinnia (Aster variant) are already planted and could grow/flourish next year. The experiment is part of a larger research that is about growing vegetables in the space.
This enables astronauts to be able to cultivate their own food which is useful to be more self-supporting. In August this year the astronauts succeeded to eatable lettuce.
Astronautes tasting for the first time their lettuce.