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Space station supplies launched along with pizza delivery

 

Space station supplies launched with a pizza delivery for 7

CAPE CANAVERAL: Northrop Grumman's most recent space station conveyance incorporates pizza for seven. 

The organization's Cygnus payload transport soared away from Virginia's eastern shore Tuesday. It should arrive at the International Space Station on Thursday. 

The 8,200-pound (3,700-kilogram) shipment incorporates new apples, tomatoes and kiwi, alongside a pizza pack and cheddar buffet for the seven station space travelers. 

Likewise flying: a mounting section for new sun powered wings dispatching to the circling lab one year from now, a material reproducing moon residue and soil that will be utilized to make things from the space station's 3D printer, sludge form for a French instructive test called Blob and an infrared-recognizing gadget implied as a model for future following satellites. 

It is Northrop Grumman's sixteenth stockpile run for NASA and its greatest burden yet. The organization's Antares rocket lifted the container from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. 

"Salaam to the SS Ellison Onizuka," Northrop Grumman said by means of Launch Control minutes before takeoff. The case was named for Hawaii's Onizuka, the main Asian American in space who kicked the bucket in the 1986 Challenger dispatch debacle. 

NASA's other transporter, SpaceX, will follow with a payload run in half a month. 

The space station is presently home to three Americans, two Russians, one French and one Japanese.

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