SpaceX is taking avocados, ants and ice cream to ISS astronauts

SpaceX is transporting 4,800 pounds of cutting-edge science to the International Space Station. Ice cream is a part of the cargo.

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NASA is sending launching another resupply trip to the International Space Station with SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.

SpaceX is taking avocados, ants and ice cream to ISS astronauts 01

The Dragon spacecraft launched aboard the Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida with more than 4,800 pounds of cutting-edge science for researchers aboard the laboratory to enjoy. The cargo delivery is scheduled to arrive on Monday. It includes ants, avocados, a human-sized robotic arm, and numerous testing equipment designed to monitor astronaut health progression.

Other items aboard the cargo shipment are fresh foods such as lemons, ice cream for the floating laboratories, seven astronauts, shrimp, plant test subjects, seeds, weeds, concrete samples, solar cells, and more. All of the items aboard the cargo ship will be exposed to weightlessness and studied by the astronaut researchers in their respective fields. Assisting the astronauts in their study will be Gitai Inc.'s robotic arm that is designed to take on mundane tasks from astronauts, freeing up their time to accomplish something more of value.

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