Ice cream, pizza launched into space

Ice cream, pizza launched into space

July 12, 2018

An ice cream truck was launched into space Sunday morning from Virginia. That may be a slightly distorted description of the resupply craft for the International Space Station that departed from the NASA facility on Wallops Island.

But one of the astronauts on board the station did post a tweet that said, in part, “Pizza and ice cream on the way!”

Astronaut Joseph M. Acaba said those on the station were “eagerly awaiting the arrival” of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft.

In addition to the treats, the craft, he said, was “packed full” of scientific equipment and supplies.

Orbital ATK, the Dulles-based company that has a contract to resupply the space station, said Sunday that the Cygnus was “in great shape” and that “everything is performing” properly.

Orbital said Sunday that it “successfully launched its AntaresTM rocket carrying a CygnusTM spacecraft” at 7:19 a.m. Sunday from the Wallops facility.

After a nine-minute ascent, Orbital said, the Cygnus “was successfully deployed into orbit.” It carried about 7,400 pounds of cargo for the six-member crew of the space station.

 

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