- Ice cream party on International Space Station for the first time since pizza party
- Woman astronaut on ISS celebrated her 50th birthday in space
- SpaceX’s cargo ship reached ISS with many things like ice cream, food
NASA astronaut Megan McArthur’s 50th birthday was very special. He celebrated 50 years of life by having an ice cream party at the International Space Station, which was delivered by SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship. It was SpaceX’s largest cargo delivery ever. Elon Musk’s company has delivered essential goods and equipment into space 23 times in less than a decade.
50 years old but feeling like ‘Lucky Girl’
On the occasion of his 50th birthday after delivery, McArthur said that before this no one had sent a space ship for me on my birthday. The astronaut said that the birthday dinner with the Expedition 65 crew mates was spectacular. He said that I am extremely happy with the good wishes I have received from family, friends and space fans around the world. I am 50 years old but at the moment I feel like one lucky girl.
ISS arrived in April
MacArthur is one of seven astronauts currently living on the ISS, 260 miles from Earth. She reached the station in April as part of Expedition 65. He flew to the ISS on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor. He was accompanied by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, ESA’s Tomas Pesquet and JAXA’s Akihiko Hoshide.
Rocket left with ice cream and fresh food
SpaceX sent a consignment of ants, avocados and a human-sized robotic arm to the International Space Center on Sunday. The Falcon rocket took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center early in the morning. The spacecraft carried more than 4,800 pounds (2,170 kg) of supplies and experiments and fresh food including avocados, lemons and even ice cream for the space station’s seven astronauts.