KARE 11 kitchen microbes arrive in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny.

The SpaceX company's cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the International Space Station following its launch from Cape Canaveral. Astronauts used a robot arm to capture the capsule 260 miles up.

More than 2 tons of food, spacewalking gear and experiments fill the Dragon, including mating fruit flies, a little veggie hothouse legs for the resident robot., and a bacterium swab from the KARE 11 studio kitchen.

Those microbes were swabbed by kitchen pantry scientist Liz Heinecke who called in KARE 11 Sunrise to explain how they will be used in space.


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