Get outta here with that freeze-dried Neapolitan mess. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station are scooping out Brenham’s favorite ice cream.
According to NPR, the SpaceX Dragon capsule made a special delivery to the station Monday. Before the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the capsule left the ground in Florida, NASA put a care package of 30 individual Blue Bell ice cream cups inside. (And some Snickers ice cream bars, but we in Texas have no particular allegiance to Snickers ice cream bars.)
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The reason why ice cream is such a special treat for astronauts isn’t because no one at NASA figured out how to install a Frigidaire. It’s because, NPR reports, the limited freezer space is mostly reserved for SPACE SCIENCE: blood and urine samples, and what have you. SpaceX Dragon, unlike previous cargo vessels, can return to the big blue marble without burning up, making back-and-forth transport of scientific samples, and Homemade Vanilla, possible.
[h/t Houston Chronicle]