Space de­liv­ery:As­tro­nauts get ice cream, make-own piz­zas

Arab News - - COFFEE BREAK -

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: As­tro­nauts are get­ting a mouth­wa­ter­ing haul with the lat­est Earth-to-space de­liv­ery — pizza and ice cream. A com­mer­cial sup­ply ship ar­rived at the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion on Tues­day, two days af­ter launch­ing from Vir­ginia. Be­sides equip­ment and ex­per­i­ments, the Or­bital ATK cap­sule holds choco­late and vanilla ice cream for the six sta­tion as­tro­nauts, as well as make-your-own flat­bread piz­zas. As­tro­nauts al­ways crave pizza in or­bit, but it has been par­tic­u­larly tough for Italy’s Paolo Ne­spoli. He has been up there since July and has an­other month to go. Ne­spoli used the space sta­tion’s robot arm to grab the cargo ship, as they zoomed 260 miles above the In­dian Ocean. Be­sides flat­bread, the cap­sule con­tains all the mak­ings of a good Earth pizza: Sauce, cheese, pep­per­oni, an­chovy paste, toma­toes, pesto, olive oil and more.

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