Astronaut Twins Tease Each Other About Dead Space Flower

Mark Kelly mocks Scott Kelly over space gardening abilities

https://twitter.com/StationCDRKelly/status/751897110556078080/

We have no doubt that fictional space botanist Mark Watney feels your pain, Commander Kelly.

Scott Kelly, who meticulously tended a flower garden on the ISS earlier this year recently received a wilted souvenir of his gardening adventures after the #SpaceFlower made it back down to Earth on a recent SpaceX flight. Scott Kelly was still hopeful on Twitter even as he posted an image of the dry, severed flower, posting “Just got my things returned from @Space_Station via @SpaceX, incl #SpaceFlower. Let’s see how it grows on Earth!”

His twin brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut, was quick to crush his dreams.

https://twitter.com/ShuttleCDRKelly/status/752867246574297088/

Oh, snapdragons.

Unfortunately Mark Kelly is probably right. The final diagnosis: