DailyDirt: Eating Food On Other Astronomical Objects

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Manned missions outside of low Earth orbit take a bit more planning since supplies are a trickier to deliver the farther out astronauts go. NASA is looking at a trip to Mars in a couple decades, and part of its preparations is creating edible items that are safe and nutritious for such a long trip. Here are just a few interesting stories about eating in other gravitational environments. 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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    gnudist, Jul 27th, 2012 @ 5:27pm

    note: getting drunk in the vaccum of space is probably a bad idea.

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    Wally, Jul 27th, 2012 @ 6:24pm

    Clark Griswald

    This article reminds me the type of work that Clark W. Griswald does ^_^
    *watches National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation* :-)

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    Quryous, Jul 27th, 2012 @ 6:26pm

    Long Lived Food

    They should try some of our public school lunches, they have been serving out of the same pot for decades.

    A "Little" more seriously: I remember working in a local university library about 30 years ago. There was a 50s era bomb shelter in there filled with "food". I and a number of other students used to take our breaks in there and over the years we sampled (OK, polished off) just about everything. That food was OVER 20 years old and still edible, albeit not the most tasty.

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    Wally (profile), Jul 27th, 2012 @ 8:08pm


    Romulan Ale is illegal for a reason =P

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    Michael Ho (profile), Jul 30th, 2012 @ 11:33am

    Re: Long Lived Food

    Food preservation seems like a tricky thing to work on -- since to really test how long it lasts, you have to wait a loooong time.

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    gnudist, Jul 30th, 2012 @ 6:14pm

    Re: Long Lived Food

    Why was food in quote marks? Are there bomb shelter ration snobs now?

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    jakyshain99, Aug 17th, 2012 @ 4:08am


    Just before Xmas I usually get out the efficient old Delia Jackson prepare publication to examine out the dessert formula and amounts for the marzipan.Christmas cookie recipes

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