Astronauts Treated to Ice Cream in Space

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International Space Station astronauts can enjoy some ice cream.

Ice cream has made its way to the International Space Station.

Along with 800 pounds of supplies and equipment sent on the SpaceX Dragon capsule a small shipment of Blue Bell Sundae Ice Cream has landed safely in the grateful hands of the three astronauts on the ISS.

Blue Bell’s ice cream has been sent to space before, but in a freeze dried form. This time around, the ice cream was transported through NASA’s GLACIER research freezer in which temperatures are as low as negative 300 degrees.

“It’s quite a treat,” said station commander Sunita Williams. “We don’t usually have this kind of stuff up here. Homemade ice cream is something special, and we’re going to have a little party.”

The Dragon’s flight is the first of a dozen planned to transport supplies back and forth from Earth to the International Space Station.

Blue Bell is produced in Texas and is a favorite amongst Houston area residents where NASA’s astronaut corps is located.

What flavor would you want sent?

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