Astronaut Gets Special Ice Cream Delivery for 50th Birthday

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A abstraction presumption astronaut is celebrating her 50th day with the coolest contiguous ever — a proviso vessel bearing crystal pick and different treats.

SpaceX’s latest cargo transportation showed up Monday astatine the International Space Station aft a time successful transit. Overseeing the automated docking was NASA astronaut Megan McArthur.

”No one’s ever sent maine a spaceship for my day before. I admit it,” she radioed aft the capsule arrived.

Launched Sunday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the capsule contains lemons, cherry tomatoes, avocados and crystal pick for McArthur and her six crewmates, on with a mates tons of probe and different gear.

The shipment arrived conscionable a fewer days up of the archetypal of 3 spacewalks.

Starting Friday, the 2 Russians connected committee volition execute back-to-back spacewalks to outfit a caller laboratory that arrived successful July.

Then a Japanese-French spacewalking duo volition task retired Sept. 12 to instal a bracket for caller star panels owed to get adjacent year. That NASA-directed spacewalk should person occurred past week, but was postponed aft U.S. spacewalker, Mark Vande Hei, suffered a pinched nervus successful his neck. Station managers opted to regenerate him with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

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