NASA Astronauts Just Threw Themselves a Spacetastic Pizza Party
How do you cope with a tough workweek in space? The same way you cope with it on Earth.
Honestly, there’s not much better than a pizza party in the midst of a stressful workweek – except maybe a pizza party in the midst of a stressful workweek in space. (Spacewalks aren’t cakewalks, people.)
NASA astronauts Anne McClain, Christina Koch and Nick Hague definitely seemed to be having a great time last Friday night when they threw themselves a make-your-own pizza dinner aboard the International Space Station, judging from photos and postings on social media and Space.com.
“A long week of hard work and spacewalk prep calls for a pizza party,” Hague tweeted, alongside photos in which he and his colleagues appeared cheerfully baking their pizza sideways in vertical slots, displaying personal pies with a variety of toppings, and in one shot, balancing a pizza on a finger. (Oh, the joys of microgravity.)
“Making pizza in space is similar to making pizza on Earth, the only difference is our ovens look a little different and our pizza can float!” Hague explained, before asking, “Anyone on Earth having pizza tonight?”
Answer: Of course!
And by the way, it’s not the first International Space Station pizza party. Here’s a video of a super-fun looking one from December 2017. My chief takeaway: In space, pizzas make great Frisbees, too. (Bonus fun.)