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The pizza party in space: Astronauts make their own pies aboard the International Space Station

December 5, 2017 1:31 AM
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Astronauts at the International Space Station posted pictures and a video over the weekend of their small, made-from-scratch pizza pies.

The fixings flew up last month on a commercial supply ship, and the crew wasted little time pulling out the flatbread, tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives, olive oil, anchovy paste and pesto.

In this Nov. 18, 2017 photo provided by NASA, from left, American Mark Vande Hei, Russian Sergei Ryazanskiy, Italian Paolo Nespoli, American Joe Acaba and American Randy Bresnik display the results of their made-from-scratch pizza pies at the International Space Station. The fixings flew up in November on a commercial supply ship.

They also had a range of topping to choose from, including tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives, olive oil, anchovy paste and pesto.

After making their own individual-size pizzas, the six astronauts tossed and twirled them like floating Frisbees, before heating and devouring them.

'The IPDS (Intergalactic Pizza Devouring Squad) says 12 thumbs up!' Bresnik added.

NASA's space station manager, Kirk Shireman, took pity on Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli's pizza craving and, in mid-November, shipped up all the ingredients on an Orbital ATK capsule.

'When you really, really miss pizza... you CASUALLY mention it to the International @Space_Station ​Boss during a live public event,' tweeted Nespoli.

Nespoli has just over a week before returning to true Italian cuisine.

He will land in Kazakhstan on Dec. 14, along with Bresnik and a Russian.


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