Space Delivery: Astronauts Get Ice Cream, Make-Own Pizzas - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Space Delivery: Astronauts Get Ice Cream, Make-Own Pizzas

    Winter Olympics PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count
    Country
    Total
    1
    Norway
    13141138
    2
    Germany
    138728
    3
    Canada
    118928
    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Space Delivery: Astronauts Get Ice Cream, Make-Own Pizzas
    AP

    Astronauts got a mouth-watering haul with Tuesday's Earth-to-space delivery -- pizza and ice cream.

    A commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station two days after launching from Virginia. Besides NASA equipment and experiments, the Orbital ATK capsule holds chocolate and vanilla ice cream for the six station astronauts, as well as make-your-own flatbread pizzas.

    Astronauts always crave pizza in orbit, but it's been particularly tough for Italy's Paolo Nespoli. He's been up there since July and has another month to go.

    Nespoli used the space station's robot arm to grab the cargo ship, as they zoomed 260 miles above the Indian Ocean.

    Footprints in Snow Lead Police to Burglar

    [DFW] Footprints in Snow Lead Police to Burglar

    Police in Medford, Oregon were able to track down a burglary suspect early Thursday morning by following footprints in the freshly fallen snow. "Definitely a bad morning to commit a burglary," Lt. Kerry Curtis said.
     

    (Published Friday, Feb. 23, 2018)

    Besides flatbread, the capsule contains all the makings of a good Earth pizza: sauce, cheese, pepperoni, anchovy paste, tomatoes, pesto, olive oil and more.

    Astronauts also get a hankering for cold treats, thus the big frozen shipment of ice cream cups, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars and frozen fruit bars.

    In all, the capsule contains nearly 4 tons of cargo. It's named the S.S. Gene Cernan in honor of the last man to walk on the moon, who died in January.

    The experiments include mealworms and micro clover, sent up by high school students.

    The supply ship will remain at the space station until the beginning of December, when it's cut loose with a load of trash. It will hover close to the orbiting lab as part of an experiment, then several mini satellites will be released and it will burn up in the atmosphere on re-entry.

    SpaceX, NASA's other prime shipper, will make a delivery next month.

    Fugitive Hides in Trash Can to Avoid Police

    [DFW] Fugitive Hides in Trash Can to Avoid Police

    A man's attempt to escape West Virginia police Tuesday looked more like a scene out of Sesame Street. "So I came and opened the lid, and as I opened the lid there was a gentleman inside my trash can, and he jumped up and his first comment to me was, 'Oh my God, you scared me,'" homeowner Gary Rice said.
     

    (Published Friday, Feb. 23, 2018)

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android