Mealtimes on board the International Space Station can get a bit tedious. This week, however, astronauts got a break from their routine rehydrated dinners when mission control sent them some unexpected ingredients.
Astronauts living and working on the space station usually have to survive on a diet of not-very-appetising but highly-nutritious, vacuum-packed food, which was demonstrated in their recent Thanksgiving meal preparations.
According to reports, Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli had a longing for some pizza. It went to such a level, that he had even started seeing pizzas in the clouds over Earth. Of course being onboard the ISS he can’t actually pick up the phone and order one in.
During a recent live public event, Nespoli told his handlers back in Houston that he missed pizza. Taking note pf his plight, the bosses down here on earth took note, and Nespoli and his crewmates took delivery of some special pizza ingredients on December 2nd.
When you really, really miss pizza... you CASUALLY mention it to the International @Space_Station Boss during a live public event 😉 Thank you Kirk for surprising us with unexpectedly delicious pizzas! #VITAmission pic.twitter.com/WstvG3IKr1— Paolo Nespoli (@astro_paolo) December 2, 2017