SpaceX launches first commercial flight with Blue Bell on board

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CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – They say in space, no one can hear you scream. But no one said anything about ice cream.

The first official commercial flight to the international space station lifted off last night. It has the usual thousand-or-so pounds of supplies, like clothing, computer hard drives, and the like.

But this capsule has something special up its sleeves from Texas, no less: Blue Bell vanilla and chocolate swirled ice cream.

SpaceX’s un-manned capsule, named “Dragon,” is expected to reach the ISS Wednesday and stick around for a few weeks, before coming back home October 28th.

But before heading back, Dragon will take back 2,000 pounds of cargo, which some reports say will include samples of the astronauts’ blood and urine which have been stashed in freezers since July 2011. Gross!

Who knew ice cream delivery trucks had it so rough?

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