Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Astronauts make delicious looking pizza in zero gravity

Astronauts make delicious looking pizza in zero gravity

Pizza, for instance. As soon as you spin that dough into the air, it's not coming back down: It's going straight to the ceiling.

It's not the 3D-printed pizza that astronauts could one day be scarfing down on lengthy missions to Mars, but it is, nevertheless, pizza in space. Although, what is lacking in the flavor and texture department is made up for by the fact that the pizzas are floating around in a weightless environment.

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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.

Looks like the astronauts couldn't stay away for too much longer and chose to satisfy their cravings.

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NASA posted the video of Saturday's pizza party.

Nespoli, 60, Europe's oldest astronaut and on his third trip to space, casually mentioned he was missing Italy's most famous export during a live link.

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By Nespoli's account, the final pies were "delicious", but admittedly, these pizzas were the kind that probably only a desperate astronaut could love. That said, numerous toppings-including pepperoni, olives and anchovies-did look quite delicious.

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