Astronauts Have Floating Pizza Party in Outer Space in Impressive Video

A good pizza is one of life's simple pleasures, but have you ever tried a floating slice of the fast-food classic?

Well, a group of astronauts aboard the International Space Station treated themselves to just that—a zero-gravity make-your-own pizza party—and footage of the event has been amazing people online.

In a clip posted to Instagram by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet the group can be seen in the spacecraft making their own mini pizzas by adding tomato sauce, slices of cheese and pepperoni.

In the 84-second-long footage the colleagues assemble their floating pizzas, as they playfully laugh and attach more food to the base of the pizza using sauce as an adhesive.

The caption reads: "Floating pizza night with friends, it almost feels like a Saturday on Earth.

"They say a good chef never reveals their secrets, but I made a video so you can be the judge.

"Everything but pineapple, that would be a serious offense in Italy."

The incredible clip, which can be watched here, has now been viewed more than 775,000 times and many people left comments sharing their surprise at the fantastic event.

One Instagram user, Pawsomness, wrote: "Why the pizza flows but the toppings stays still on top the pizza? Mysterious."

Another person, Yin_dark, commented: "What an experience."

Dhamiilare gushed: "This's so interesting to watch!"

Cb_schmitz typed: "Gravity it's insane."

Nic_turn joked: "Is Hawaiian pizza legal in space?"

Xymenah18 commented: "Space pizza! so awesome. Definitely more of a challenge to make pizza in space. Very cool to watch the process."

Marina.nazarova.art stated: "Haha the best pizza party ever!!"

Although the astronauts were able to enjoy a delicious-looking pizza, they would not have been able to season their meal with traditional salt and pepper.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) website explains: "Condiments, such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise, are provided. Salt and pepper are available but only in a liquid form.

"This is because astronauts can't sprinkle salt and pepper on their food in space. The salt and pepper would simply float away.

"There is a danger they could clog air vents, contaminate equipment or get stuck in an astronaut's eyes, mouth or nose."

The group would also have been able to cook their pizzas, however they could not refrigerate any foods.

The NASA website reveals: "Of course, an oven is provided in the space station to heat foods to the proper temperature.

"There are no refrigerators in space, so space food must be stored and prepared properly to avoid spoilage, especially on longer missions."

Astronaut in space
A stock image of an astronaut in space. On Instagram a video was posted of a group of astronauts making pizza inside The International Space Station. Getty Images

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