Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Science | By Eileen Rhodes

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station

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.

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. NASA's Kirk Shireman, the manager of the ISS program, made sure to send all the ingredients for a pizza party along with the most recent Cygnus resupply ship.

Nespoli, 60, Europe's oldest astronaut and on his third trip to space, casually mentioned he was missing Italy's most famous export during a live link.

Looks like the astronauts couldn't stay away for too much longer and chose to satisfy their cravings.

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It's not the first time astronauts have enjoyed a pizza aboard the space station.

And we mustn't forget astronaut Karen Nyberg's entertaining video explaining everything you ever needed to know about washing your hair in space.

So did this out of the world pizza taste good? And while the pizza might not have been up to Earth standards, Nespoli‏ said they were "unexpectedly delicious".

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