Astronaut Gets Special Ice Cream Delivery for 50th Birthday

A space station astronaut is celebrating her 50th birthday with the coolest present ever — a supply ship bearing ice cream and other treats.

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In this Tuesday, June 25, 2019 file photo made available by NASA, astronaut Megan McArthur poses for a portrait at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The space station astronaut is celebrating her 50th birthday with the coolest present ever _ a supply ship bearing ice cream and other treats. SpaceX’s latest cargo delivery showed up Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at the International Space Station after a day in transit. Overseeing the automated docking was NASA astronaut Megan McArthur. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station astronaut is celebrating her 50th birthday with the coolest present ever — a supply ship bearing ice cream and other treats. SpaceX’s latest cargo delivery showed up Monday at the International Space Station after a day in transit. Overseeing the automated docking was NASA astronaut Megan McArthur. ”No one’s ever sent me a spaceship for my birthday before. I appreciate it,” she radioed after the capsule arrived.…

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