Frozen treats, other supplies rocketing toward space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A stash of frozen treats and other supplies rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, this time from Virginia’s cold eastern shore.
NASA’s commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, launched the cargo ship just after sunrise from Wallops Island, aboard an unmanned Antares rocket.
The Cygnus capsule should reach the orbiting lab Tuesday. It’s loaded with 7,400 pounds of cargo, including sweet treats for the six station astronauts. There are frozen fruit bars, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches and cups of ice cream — about 80 in all, according to NASA.
The crew expects pizza as well. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been craving pizza for months.