Mark Watney’s tea may have been nothing but spent rocket fuel, but on the ISS, astronauts are about to get a lesson in good ol’ fashioned English tea time. That’s thanks to British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, who’s working hard to figure out how to bring several of his country’s staples into zero-gee.
Also, Cheese Cracker Cubes, Bacon Squares, "Frankfurters," Banana Pudding, and PEACH AMBROSIA. Wonder how that tasted in spaced-out form?
The 3 newest crew members have gotten safely aboard the ISS — and, as is traditional, that new crew came bearing some gifts, including some New Year's caviar, and the very first space-compliant espresso machine. In other news, your housewarming gift idea of a potted plant is officially unimpressive.
There are some things it's easier to get in space — a glimpse of the ring nebula, for instance — and some things that are much harder... like a cup of coffee. This new coffee-machine, set to make the trip to the ISS, is going to make it much easier.
Space is full of mysteries, but one in particular has been weighing on our minds lately: How's the food up there? We're taking a look at how space meals get made, the best astronaut food hacks, and the experiment that showed just where the best french fries in the galaxy would really be found.
Twice a day, I pour my dog a bowl full of kibble, a specially formulated blend of barley, lamb, herring, and few other goodies I'm told will fully meet his nutritional needs. Sorting out my own nutritional needs is a bit more complicated. As much as I appreciate the variety afforded me by the bounty of fruits,…
It falls to NASA's Advanced Food Technology Project not only to ensure that the food astronauts eat in space is safe, nutritious, and palatable, but also to see that it's properly packaged for spaceflight, storage, and weightless consumption. While the AFTP is developing ways to keep food fresh for manned space…
While we have a pretty good idea what the first humans will eat on Mars, we're a little less certain about what their meals will look like on the way there. Alas, because there are no drive-throughs between Earth and the red planet, food scientists are having to come up with innovative, healthy, and tasty food…
Earlier this summer, we warned you about the Echizen jellyfish — creatures that can weigh hundreds of pounds. But a group of high schoolers have found a use for sea monsters: turn them into candy and feed them to astronauts.
Tiny red light-emitting diodes infuse potato plants with life even in the unnatural environment of a space station — fueling our brave hope that one day, astronauts will be able to make their own vodka. Food in space has come a long way, as a new space-food retrospective proves.