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SpaceX’s cargo ship Dragon successfully docks with the ISS, delivering Thanksgiving treats

Thanksgiving treats have been sent to the International Space Station by a SpaceX rocket.

On Saturday, SpaceX sent 7,700 pounds of supplies to the ISS on its 26th resupply mission, which included a variety of Thanksgiving leftover delicacies.

According to CBS News, the holiday fare featured ice cream, hot green beans, apple and cranberry desserts, almond pumpkin pie, and candy corn.

At 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, SpaceX’s 215-foot Falcon 9 rocket launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Thanksgiving meal was delivered a few days late since the launch, which was initially planned for Tuesday, was postponed due to bad weather.

After blasting out from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, the unmanned crew Dragon arrived safely at the International Space Station on Sunday morning.

Delivered items consist of:

The first one will be ready in the spring, and Veg-05 is focused on growing tiny tomatoes to provide a steady supply of food for long-term exploration missions.

Veggie, a plant-growing unit, has been used to grow a variety of leafy greens that can be added to a normal diet of pre-packaged foods.

According to a CNN story, Gioia Massa, NASA’s space agricultural production scientist and chief investigator for the tomato project, said, “Tomatoes will be a new adventure for the vegetable team as we find out how to keep these demanding plants adequately hydrated without waterlogging.”

Two iROSAs, or roll-out solar arrays, are required to finish upgrading 50% of the station’s energy channels. In the period of the Tuesday and Thursday planned spacewalks, they will be put outside the floating lab.

They are the third and fourth of six modules being installed on the space station as part of a $103 million renovation.

Utilizing a tiny, self-contained blood sample staining apparatus, the Moon Microscope provides in-flight medical diagnostics.

They are used by flight surgeons to identify illnesses and provide treatments.

The second phase of the five-year BioNutrients Initiative. The first mission, BioNutrients-1, was launched in 2019. The BioNutrients-2 system uses a more compact setup with a hot incubator to encourage the development of helpful organisms.

With the use of high-speed video of the eyes captured by Falcon Goggles technology, exact information on ocular balance and alignment is made available.

Treasures include ice cream and traditional Thanksgiving cuisines like cranberry apple pies, candied corn, and smoky green beans.

Source: UPI

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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