A pizza party on a Saturday night is a just typical night on Earth. But such a pizza party in space is a whole new different experience!
Earlier this month, astronauts aboard the International Space Station got a taste of home when a shipment of food reached space earlier this month. The delivery had fresh apples, tomatoes, kiwi, and a pizza-making kit.
The seven astronauts aboard didn’t have any second thoughts and threw a zero-gravity pizza party!
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet posted a video showing how they make and enjoy pizzas in space exposing how difficult and challenging it is to place pepperoni on a pizza that is floating through the air.
The pizza crusts arrived prebaked, but astronauts had the chance to choose their own toppings, heating the pizza up in the ISS’ space oven.
“Floating pizza night with friends, it almost feels like a Saturday on Earth,” Pesquet wrote in an Instagram post in French and English. “They say a good chef never reveals their secrets, but I made a video so you can be the judge. Everything but pineapple, that would be a serious offense in Italy.”
The ISS is the home for seven Astronauts until October to complete a mission. Aboard the ISS are American astronauts Megan McArthur, Shane Kimbrough and Mark Vande Hei; Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov; and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.