NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, flight engineer on the International Space Station, tweeted this photo of him with European Space Agency  astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti having fun with Opal apples.
NASA Astronaut Terry Virts, flight engineer on the International Space Station, tweeted this photo of him with European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti having fun with Opal apples.

Opal apples have arrived at the International Space Station, giving the crew an out-of-this-world photo opportunity.

The apples, from FirstFruits Marketing, were sent to Houston by request of NASA and arrived at the space station via SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Dragon under a commercial services contract with NASA.

FirstFruits sells fruit grown by Broetje Orchards, Prescott, Wash. With a relationship with NASA established, FirstFruits CEO Keith Mathews said more apples and other fruit from the company might be on the menu in space in the future.

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