NASA’s latest post on ‘scenes from an orbital restaurant’ will make you smile – Technology News, Firstpost
FP trendJune 04, 2022 19:03:41 IST
Curiosity about space is a never-ending affair for humans. We always look forward to insights from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The American space agency has amazed us several times with their images of celestial bodies. But this time, NASA’s interesting post caught the attention of users for a different reason.
The message shared by the service on June 3 shows astronauts celebrating a “pizza night” aboard the International Space Station (ISS). A few photos attached to the post show the crew of the ISS, including Denis Matveev, Oleg Artemyev, Sergey Korsakov, Kjell Lindgren, Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti, eating pizza and spending some quality time together. One of the crew members named Bob Hines is also seen posing with a personalized pizza. Another image shows NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins smiling as she assembles the toppings on her pizza in microgravity. NASA fooled Watkins and wrote, “Add Chef to Her Resume.”
View the message here:
But the most exciting fact turned out to be the caption. The caption reads, “Scenes from an orbital restaurant.” According to the information provided with the images, ISS crew members have the option to use any dish they wish, even if they are 250 miles (almost 402 km) above the Earth. NASA’s Johnson Space Center is responsible for providing all possible facilities.
Food comes from the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Space Food Systems Laboratory, and crew members can choose from more than 200 dishes from the menu, meaning they’re never too far away from their favorite treats. Crew members can choose from approximately 200 different items for their standard menu — all of which have been tested, prepared and packaged by the Space Food Systems Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center,” NASA added in the caption.
Since the post was shared, it has attracted a lot of attention on Instagram and more than 3.2 lakh users have liked it. While one person wrote, “They all look cute,” another user joked, “space pizza is out of this world.”