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Astronauts have held the first ever pizza party in space!

Stacy Diaz | 07 December, 2017, 07:53

NASA's space station manager, Kirk Shireman, took pity on Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli's pizza craving and, in mid-November, shipped up all the ingredients on an Orbital ATK capsule. "Since the ISS is completely enclosed, the microbes inside the station come from the people on the ISS and the supplies sent to them".

He said: "When you really, really miss pizza..."

Astronauts at the International Space Station have released a video how they made pizzas in space, Associated Press reported.

The ISS has allowed for over 200 different foods to now be consumed in space, cheese doesn't make the cut but it does allow for the astronauts to eat some good ol' home cooking. No need to worry about putting the pizza down in between bites - it just floats there.

Once heated, they throw the pizzas to each other like frisbees before eating them.

Commander of the ISS Randy Bresnik said the crew "had a blast channelling our inner chef by building tasty pizzas for movie night".

The International Space Station has been colonized by thousands of microbe species, according to a new study in the journal PeerJ.

It's well known that we humans carry a rich ecology with us - there are billions of microbes swarming all over you right this second - but the way microbes are transferred into the places we live and work is proving a rich area of study.

Earlier this year British spaceman how gross dead skin from his unused feet would float around the ISS "like parmesan" if he didn't take his socks off in the airlock.