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You can now get your own taste of the "first cookie baked in space," months before the zero-g baking begins.
DoubleTree by Hilton, which is known for giving out warm cookies to its hotel guests at check-in, is celebrating the upcoming bake of its cookie dough on board the International Space Station by selling a limited edition "Cookies in Space" tin. The collectible container includes six of the same type of chocolate chip cookies that will be baked by the space station crew using a new oven designed to make long-duration spaceflight more hospitable.
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"Our warm welcomes aren't exclusive to space stations and hotel stays. Order limited edition DoubleTree Cookies in Space cookie tins straight to your door," the Hilton hotel chain wrote on its Cookies In Space website.
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Zero G Kitchen's Space Oven will allow the astronauts on board the International Space Station bake cookies and more.
The 5-inch-tall (13-centimeter) tins are decorated with a spacewalking astronaut holding a cookie while floating above Earth and a purple nebula backdrop. The lid reads, "Taking Hospitality Further" and "First Cookie Baked in Space."
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The Cookies in Space tins are available now (for $15.50 each; shipping to U.S. addresses only). The crew aboard the space station will need to wait a few months more. The launch of the oven is slated for later this year.
"We are working towards the NG-12 mission scheduled for fall 2019," DoubleTree writes on its website, referring to Northrop Grumman's 12th Cygnus cargo mission to the space station, currently planned for an October launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
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DoubleTree by Hilton's limited edition Cookies in Space tins include six of the same type of chocolate chip cookies to be baked in space and given to...
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