SpaceX is about to launch a few tons of research to the International Space Station... complete with a cargo of some yummy ice cream.
You can watch that launch here:
An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off at 12:31 p.m. Monday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Experiments make up most of the 6,400 pounds of cargo.
That cargo includes a supercomputer from Hewlett Packard Enterprises, an experiment to measure cosmic ray particles in space, 20 mice, and several scoops of ice cream.
There was extra freezer space in the capsule, so NASA packed little cups of vanilla, chocolate and birthday cake ice cream for the station's crew of six, as well as ice cream candy bars.
Those treats should be especially welcomed by U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson, who has been in orbit since November.
As usual on these cargo flights, SpaceX will try to land its leftover booster back at Cape Canaveral.