NASA Tweets As Fresh Fruit Arrives On International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have tweeted in celebration after fresh fruit arrived on board.

Nasa send out a celebratory picture of a fresh apple floating in free space, after the consignment of produce made it into orbit courtesy of the recent Cygnus cargo craft arrived with, among other things, a cadre of ants.

Fresh fruit and water are regularly sent to the space station aboard the regular, though relatively infrequent cargo shipments.

Former ISS Commander Chris Hadfield wrote in his recent book that as well as the fruit, astronauts on ISS look forward to the breath of fresh air - literally - provided when the cargo pod opens for the first time.