Coming from this question about Mars foundation cargo, how do we know which food to deliver with the first and with the second cargo? (2x2x100t in total)
- possibly the first tour could carry more foods than the second one, but do we know about what happens to (dehydrated/preserved) food on Mars after two years especially with regards to vitamins stability under space radiation - two years, four years?
- possibly some foods could be grown by humans some time after their arrival (at which scale is that realistic?), but possibly not the complete supply.
Side note as first rough scale approximation: as it seems, one human needs 38kg food per month = a team of ten needs thus in a year 4560 kg, and say 10t for two years.
- Would it be a risk to preserve foods coming with the first cargo for two years on Mars?
- Would it be a risk for some reason while choosing to take all the food with the second cargo?