The cargo craft held about 7,500 pounds of science experiments and supplies for the International Space Station, the agency said. It is set to arrive about 4:05 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
After required items were stowed on the NG-13 Cygnus, a NASA official said, room was found “to send hard cheddar and manchego cheese.”
A few other treats also went up, according to the official, NASA’s Ven C. Feng, including candies and chocolate, as well as maple and almond butter granola with almond milk.
Feng, a manager with the space station program, also listed fresh food that included apples, oranges, cherry tomatoes, onions and garlic. The fresh garlic, he said, is “quickly becoming a crew favorite.”
It might appear then that while the discipline of astronauts is well known, their lives may also include some spice.