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Plants in Space: Photos by Gardening Astronauts

Space Zinnias

NASA

The zinnias on the International Space Station in December before the mold issue arose. The pillows in Veggie are labelled as such: Pillow A (top left), Pillow B (top right), Pillow C (middle left), Pillow D (middle right), Pillow E (bottom left) and Pillow F (bottom right).

ISS Plants Not Looking Good

NASA/Scott Kelly

(UPDATE for Feb. 8: They got better!) "Our plants aren’t looking too good,” NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted along with this picture in late December.

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