Elon Musk’s Rocket Lofts Christmas Dinner Into Orbit
Smoked turkey, cranberry sauce, candied yams and fruitcake were blasted toward the orbiting International Space Station yesterday by way of Musk-founded SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The shipment was delayed one day after mold was found on food meant for 40 mice living on the station. The 5,600 pounds of cargo also include 36,000 worms used for research on aging and muscle studies. Unfortunately, the rocket’s first-stage booster missed its landing for the first time at Cape Canaveral, dropping into the Atlantic Ocean.