NASA sent up a special meal kit. So, astronauts on board the International Space Station started the first pizza party in space.
Over the weekend, astronauts at the International Space Station sent photos and videos of their small pizza pies.
Italian Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been orbiting Earth for over 100 days. Being an Italian, he casually mentioned how much he misses his country’s traditional food, pizza.
Nespoli said in a tweet, “When you really, really miss pizza… you CASUALLY mention it to the International.”
So, NASA’s Kirk Shireman, the manager of the ISS program, proved he is their guy. So, he made sure to send all the ingredients needed for a pizza along with the most recent Cygnus resupply ship.
“Thank you Kirk for surprising us with unexpectedly delicious pizzas,” Nespoli tweeted.
The pizza kit included prepackaged Boboli crusts, a squeeze bottle full of pizza sauce, smoked gouda spreadable cheese wedges and various topping options, including olives and pepperoni.
“Flying Saucers of the edible kind,” tweeted commander Randy Bresnik about the pizzas. “Our Expedition 53 crew had a blast channeling our inner chef by building tasty pizzas for movie night,” he continued.
They threw pizzas to spin around in microgravity for fun. Then, as usual, they sliced their food with scissors.
So, not just Nespoli, but basically everyone was enjoying their meal.
However, Nespoli along with Bresnik will land in Kazakhstan on Dec. 14.
Thumbnail image: Youtube Screenshot via NASA Johnson