Frozen treats, other sup­plies rocketing to­ward space sta­tion

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - NEWS -

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.

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