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Edible flying saucers: ISS astronauts hold zero-gravity pizza party

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including NASA's Randy Bresnik, enjoyed making and spinning their own pizzas in zero-gravity.

NASA posted the video of Saturday's pizza party.

The astronauts made their pies from scratch with ingredients flown into orbit last month on a commercial supply ship.

The crew used a variety of ingredients including flatbread, tomato sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives, olive oil, anchovy paste, and pesto.

Once assembled, the crew tossed and twirled their pizzas like floating frisbees before heating and eating them.

Commander Bresnik, a NASA veteran, called the pizza "flying saucers of the edible kind."

He wrote in a tweet that the crew had a blast channeling their inner chef by building tasty pizzas for movie night.

The pizza party was the initiative of NASA's space station manager, who took pity on Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli's pizza craving.

Nespoli called the pizza "unexpectedly delicious."