Astronauts have PIZZA party in space

British astronaut Tim Peake

The idea was reportedly cooked up by NASA's space station manager, Kirk Shireman, who learned that Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli was craving pizza and sent the ingredients up on a capsule in mid-November.

At present the batch is on a commercial supply ship and pulled out the flatbread, tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives, olive oil, anchovy paste and pesto in order to celebrate the first ever cosmic pizza party with much grandeur and zeal. The video footage of the crew the pizzas from floating in weightlessness ingredients gained in popularity.

"What works when you're preparing a recipe for eight doesn't necessarily work when you're scaling it up for 200", she said.

Thankfully, life without pizza isn't something we have to ponder on Earth, but for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a giant slice is not a regular menu item. No need to worry about putting the pizza down in between bites - it just floats there.

While the menu is fairly expansive, everyone is bound to miss some of their favorite foods, like pizza.

A NY slice it is not, but Nespoli deemed it unexpectedly delicious.

Once heated, they throw the pizzas to each other like frisbees before eating them.

The International Space Station has a "diverse" collection of Bacteria despite being miles from the Earth, according to new research. Today he has safely returned to Earth.

In a study published Tuesday in the journal PeerJ, a team of scientists presents an overview of groups of microorganisms that share a common living space, known as microbial communities, aboard the ISS.

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