Opal apples lighten mood on space stationOpal 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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