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Cookies in house: Oven despatched to ISS for baking experiments

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launching from Nasa's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, 2 NovemberSymbol copyright
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The shipment is being transported at the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket

An oven has been introduced to the Global House Station (ISS) for astronauts to bake chocolate chip cookies in.

A shipment craft containing the specially-designed “house oven” and baking elements took off from the USA state of Virginia on Saturday.

Astronauts are set to check what affect top warmth and 0 gravity have at the form and consistency of the cookies.

The experiment is being dubbed the primary example of baking in house.

Hilton’s DoubleTree lodge chain, which supplied the dough, stated the “landmark microgravity experiment” used to be geared toward making long-duration house commute “extra hospitable”.

The Cygnus tablet used to be additionally loaded with different bizarre apparatus, together with sports activities automotive portions and a vest to offer protection to towards radiation.

ISS astronauts will take a look at the security vest to gauge its convenience, whilst Italian carmaker Lamborghini has despatched up samples of carbon fibre utilized in its sports activities automobiles to inspect the results of direct house publicity.

The tablet additionally accommodates the apparatus had to whole a sequence of spacewalks this month to mend a key particle physics detector, in addition to a spread of study apparatus and team provides.

The cargo, weighing about 8,200lb (3,700kg), is predicted to succeed in the ISS on Monday.

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