STS-105 crew enjoy the hospitality of Expedition 2 onboard
the International Space Station. Shared meals offer crewmembers
social opportunities that are important to the emotional
welfare of astronauts living far from home for months
at a time.|
Tofu is a vegetarian
food item available to astronauts.
The same retort
pouch technology used for NASA's space food system was developed
by the military for the Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) Program.
The Food Lab
began making custom food products in 1998.
On the Space
Station, there is no chilled water -- only ambient, warm or hot.
You can have
a meal replacement drink in space that is either vanilla, strawberry
The only authentic
juice the Space Food Systems Laboratory offers is spray-dried orange
The Space Food
Systems Laboratory only uses nonfat dried milk, because fat can
can eat warm desserts such as cobbler and bread pudding in space.
items have had enough water removed so that no bacteria can grow.
the United States each provide half of the food items onboard the
daily food intake consists of three meals and a snack.
crew operates on a 10-day menu cycle.
can carry on a warm sandwich during launch and eat it when they
first reach orbit.
Many of the
food items used for space are commercially available and on grocery
are the favorite bread item of astronauts, because they do not give