Follow Michele, Advanced Food Technology Manager at NASA, and members of her food science team in Houston, Texas, as they describe their role in conceptualizing and preparing food for successful missions in space.
"Outregeous" is a space-faring lettuce that was delivered to the International Space Station by the SpaceX Dragon capsule on April 20, 2014.
On Monday, August 10, 2015, astronauts onboard the International Space Station became the first humans to ever eat space-grown food.
There's a lot of talk these days about when and how we might all move to Mars. But what would it actually be like to live there? (4:29 min.)
A team at California University-Boulder is developing a system for space gardening with robots.
Gene Giacomelli, director of the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC), was excited to share the same challenges in growing crops as the fictitious Mr. Watney experienced while stranded on Mars, as depicted in the 2015 book and movie, "The Martian".
Javier Medina from the Spanish Research Council introduces current and future experiments on the International Space Station into plants and explains the logic of greenhouses in space.
How does neutron radiation affect people on Earth and on the International Space Station? One of the biggest concerns for keeping humans safe in space is managing and understanding the effects of increased exposure to potentially dangerous neutron radiation. At the core of this project, students will learn how to measure the radiation they are exposed to on Earth and compare it with the radiation recorded by Canadian astronauts on the International Space Station using the same innovative technology.
One of the experiments that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was responsible for during his stay on the International Space Station from December 2012 until May 2013 was RaDI-N2. This experiment measures astronauts’ exposure to potentially dangerous neutron radiation using innovative Canadian technology. CurioCity, in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency, developed the RaDI-N2 & You Action Project to engage Canadian classrooms in a similar experiment.
Space food has changed over the years. Astronauts can enjoy such delicacies as beef stroganoff and re-hydrated spinach. But getting all this food ready to be eaten in a gravity-free environment is more complicated than you'd imagine.