SpaceX to deliver Christmas meal to Astronauts at Space Station

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Published by Shifa Naz on 10 Dec 2018

Yay, the celebration of Christmas gets its embarkment from the beginning of December, and like every festival where meal and banquet play the major role, Christmas too brings the same zeal of eating and enjoying with everybody.

Well, it’s all possible to enjoy on the land, but surprisingly the astronaut’s abroad the International Space Station will be a part of the felicitation at a whopping height of 408 kilometers from the Earth…that sounds strange, we heard it correct. You might feel that in a food desert, how it would be possible for the Astronauts to have such Christmas meal, but with the SpaceX company, the private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company has made it possible.

A delivery from SpaceX included full of Christmas goodies at the International Space Station on Saturday. The Dragon capsule holds all delightful stuff, from Christmas dinner to the experimental requirement, everything is encapsulated within the capsule which is worth 2270 kilograms.

Slightly delayed due to the communication issue, SpaceX tweeted, “Dragon is moving back to ~ 30-meter hold point while the @NASA team works a ground communication issue. Dragon remains on track for capture by the @Space_Station shortly.”

The food includes smoked turkey, green beans casserole, cranberry sauce, candied yams, and fruitcake with butter cookies while for the science experiments, mice and worms are send through the gadget.

Meanwhile, three of the space station residents will be on board for Christmas and the other three will return to Earth on December 20. Until then, the station is home to two Americans, two Russians, one Canadian and Gerst. According to the reports, it is the second space station visit as it was last year too.

Headquartered in California, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation also called SpaceX, is delivering its services for NASA since 2012, and this one is the 16th delivery as per their contract.

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