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Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station Wish You a Happy Thanksgiving, Show Off Their Food

In this video shot aboard the International Space Station, Flight Engineers Jeff Williams and Nicole Stott offer their Thanksgiving wishes. Regarding the food, Williams says, "We have the privilege of sharing a global variety of delicacies with our station crewmates from Russia, Canada, and Belgium." And then Stott spins around the can of mushroom and [...]

Tomatoes in Spaaaaace: The Tomatosphere Project

The fate of the earth hangs in the balance! Between global warming, pollution, and Mayan prophesies, it seems that we’ll all need to vacate the planet or get swallowed up by the second coming sooner than we thought. But don’t worry: The Canadians have a plan! It’s Tomatosphere to the rescue!
Tomatosphere is a research [...]

Food of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Apollo rehydratable food packaging. Via lsda.jsc.nasa.gov
The Apollo 11 flight is remembered as a giant leap for mankind, a moment when the world came together to watch Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hop, skip, and jump across the lunar surface. But the glamour and excitement of the moon landing overshadowed the more menial aspects of the [...]

Collectible Space Cookies from 1985

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Cooking Aboard the International Space Station

The International Space Station's "kitchen"
We always thought that astronaut food was dehydrated ice cream and things like boil-in-bag beef stroganoff, but NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, during her four month stay aboard the International Space Station, has taken what's been called "orbital cooking" to a whole new level.
NASA posted parts of her journal that detail her [...]

A Fridge for the Space Station

Preparing for the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2010, NASA is hurrying to make the International Space Station all sustainable, installing a "new regenerative environmental control and life support system will give the station the ability to recycle urine and the condensation that the crew breathes into the air into pure water that can [...]

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