Among the important cargo onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule is material to create Silly Putty as well as ice cream. And it's not that freeze-dried "astronaut" kind.
The ice cream is tagging along on the space flight that launched Sunday night from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The capsule is expected to reach the International Space Station on Wednesday.
The ice cream is encased in a GLACIER refrigerator, which is an ultra-cold freezer that stores samples at temperatures as low as minus 301 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to CollectSpace.com, the Dragon is carrying vanilla with swirled chocolate sauce ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries, which is based in Texas and popular in Houston where NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center resides.