DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - It was a happy day in space, thanks to some students in Decatur.
The crew of Expedition 59 aboard the International Space Station chowing down on a dessert made by culinary students from Decatur High School.
The students won a NASA culinary challenge last year and now get to see the fruits of their labor.
And the astronauts let the students know just how much they enjoyed it, saying, "Please pass our huge THANK YOUS and WELL DONE to Decatur High School for their Orange-Blackberry Croissant Casserole. This was one of the best foods that we have had up here, we thoroughly enjoyed it and wished we had more! I would order this at a restaurant on Earth.
And in all sincerity, we would love to see this be part of the standard menu somehow. Perhaps we can get the high school in touch with our food lab? I am not sure if they would share the recipe, or if the high school could produce enough to supply ISS for a little while. I know future crews would like them as much as we did.
Thank you to all involved in this amazing program, and to the students for their efforts, creativity, and for nailing a really good dessert!
From the crew of Expedition 59: Anne, Nick, Christina and David"