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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The ISS brought the ice cream, but our astronauts won’t give it

Dragon spacecraft pristykovatsya August 16, about 18 hours Moscow time to the International space station, brought astronaut ice cream.

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Capturing the ship with a hand-manipulator, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Italian Paolo Nespoli, began to unload the containers. In total, the ISS was delivered about 3 tons of food, basic necessities and materials for scientific research, in particular, the new supercomputer and two not quite ordinary parcels: a container with laboratory mice to study the effects of weightlessness on vision and … ice cream for the crew.

As explained “MK” in the Institute of biomedical problems of RAS, the Americans have brought ice cream into orbit, this happened in the late 80-ies of the last century, when the ISS was flying shuttles. “Dragon” brought a treat for the first time. By the way, Russian cosmonauts generally deprived of the opportunity to eat ice cream, because in our vehicles there is no possibility to install special refrigeration equipment.

By the way, the question, whether the astronauts to get sick, after eating a cold dessert, the experts answered in the negative. On the space station never suffer from colds: there are no changes in temperature (it is always kept within 25 degrees), no drafts, no cold water. As for ice cream, the small amount that brings them to NASA, not exactly enough to eat to satiety and to get sick.


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