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Most people's idea of astronaut food is freeze-dried ice cream -- which astronauts don't actually eat anymore. But with all the commercial space ventures that are trying to create a space tourism industry, maybe there should be more culinary options for zero gravity meals. Here are just a few examples of space food that might be better than a packet of salted peanuts. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2012 @ 6:05pm

    1969.. what did they eat on the moon?

    Did the moon landing astronauts eat anything while they were on the moon? Just curious.......

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 20th, 2012 @ 7:18pm

    Re: 1969.. what did they eat on the moon?

    Just cheese, which is what the moon is made of.

     

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    Atkray (profile), Jul 20th, 2012 @ 7:29pm

    What about space sticks ---> http://spacefoodsticks.com/pdf/skylab.pdf

    and Tang?

     

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    Rekrul, Jul 20th, 2012 @ 7:48pm

    The first link is broken...

     

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    Wally (profile), Jul 20th, 2012 @ 9:20pm

    COSCI

    Oh astronaught food :-) Closest thing people can get to that is Whoppers. When I was about 7 years old, my mom took a group my friends and I to COSCI (Central Ohio Science and Industry). It's an interactive science Meuseum. As a party favors my mom got us all Ice Cream Sandwiches. They were in dehydrated form as they would be packed on the space shuttle. Oh the memories :-)

     

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    Wally (profile), Jul 20th, 2012 @ 9:26pm

    Re: 1969.. what did they eat on the moon?

    I think this may help answer your question.

    http://www.eatmedaily.com/2009/07/food-of-the-apollo-11-lunar-landing/

    It's sort of a paste that you sucked through a straw. They contained all the same nutritional value.

     

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    Wally (profile), Jul 20th, 2012 @ 9:31pm

    Re:

    Tang: Also known As "Orange Drink"

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 21st, 2012 @ 12:18am

    Re:

    Rekrul,

    Hmm. The Google cache of that link still works for now:
    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:1DTXr0_YdKwJ:open.nasa.gov/blog/2012/05/2 1/space-bread/+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    But it looks like there's a problem with nasa.gov's blog...

     

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    Wally (profile), Jul 21st, 2012 @ 12:29am

    More Extensive History of Space Food

    Therr are some pretty interesting stories involving aastronaughts and their food in the Mercury and Gemini era's.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_food

    Tang:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_(dri nk)

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jul 21st, 2012 @ 6:10pm

    ... IN SPACE!!!

    Fun game: take ordinary humdrum statements and make them more exciting by appending ... IN SPACE!!!. E.g.

    Ill have a paua fritter and chips to go ... IN SPACE!!!

    He still puts his pants on one leg at a time ... IN SPACE!!!

    Ive got this nasty rash on my bum ... IN SPACE!!!

     

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