International Space Station crew member's wish comes true with pizza party

Dec 05, 2017, 01:10
International Space Station crew member's wish comes true with pizza party

According to Paolo Nespoli, an Italian explorer who is now at the International Space Station as the member of Expedition 53, the topic of pizzas was casually brought up with their chief while a live public event.

Truth be told, prepping pizza in space is much like prepping it at home, apart from the fact that just about everything is floating about.

The team were gifted with a pizza making kit when the Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the station in November, bringing more than three tonnes of cargo along with the Italian stable.

It's not the 3D-printed pizza that astronauts could one day be scarfing down on lengthy missions to Mars, but it is, nevertheless, pizza in space.

Astronauts at the International Space Station posted pictures and a video over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies.

His video clocked up more than 93,000 views since Sunday and prompted a few comments about the quality of the pizza.

Like is it really a pizza without cheese? He's been in space since July and has another month to go.

It shows astronauts playfully using the lack of gravity to spin the pizza on their fingers and pass them in front of the camera.

Certainly getting the base spinning seems a little easier in microgravity, but we have questions.

Welcome to the future, people.

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