Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency has been on board the International Space Station since July as a member of Expedition 52/53. While there is nothing on Earth that can compare to life on the ISS, there is one thing that Nespoli misses about life down here: pizza.
Nespoli mentioned how he missed his favorite food to NASA’s ISS Program manager Kirk Shireman during a live public event and although pizza in space seemed like an impossibility, NASA came through.
The mosty recent Cygnus resupply ship contained everything the six-man crew needed to throw the first pizza party in space: prepackaged Boboli crusts, a squeeze bottle full of pizza sauce, smoked gouda spreadable cheese wedges and various toppings, including olives, pepperoni and even anchovies.
Hmmm…does anyone know who we contact about getting a few RSVLTS Pizza Party Shirts included on the next Cygnus resupply ship?
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
Flying Saucers of the edible kind. Pizza Pie created from scratch, the IPDS (Intergalactic Pizza Devouring Squad) says 12 thumbs up! pic.twitter.com/rPPEOEljsF
— Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade) December 2, 2017
— Сергей Рязанский (@SergeyISS) December 2, 2017