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In addition to the vegetarian and even vegan astronauts mentioned elsewhere, there soon may be more. In at least one of many possible scenarios for food on long flights, NASA astronauts on the proposed Mars mission for 2030 will be on vegan diets. The need for sustainable food options and preservability of the food is driving this choice.


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The potassium deficiency issues on the Apollo missions were at least to some degree due to exertion during the lunar EVAs. Despite the low gravity, the stiffness of pressurized spacesuits made what would otherwise be moderate activity more strenuous; the astronauts sweated off several pounds each according to Biomedical Results of Apollo: All Apollo ...


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Yes; NASA selected bok choy, aka "Chinese cabbage", for one of their recent garden experiments, quite possibly because of its high vitamin c content (45mg, half of your daily recommended dose, per 100g). The mission launched in 2014, and as far as I'm aware was a success but I haven't tracked down the specific paper recounting the experiment, if anyone's ...


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As astronaut is always to choose the food of his/her own choice . They have a tasting period of 15 days to eat and choose what foods he/she likes to eat in space and the food choice has to meet the standard for rocket travel though. Of course there will be moderation by nutrition experts to ensure the astronaut is getting the recommended diet value of car/...


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Fruit and vegetables are two food groups missing from the list. Fruit could be processed and turned into a low moisture gel prior to travel. Something like fruit rolls ups, but with less sugar and healthier, or even a stiff jam as used for cooking or baking. Dehydrated vegetables could be used, even dehydrated fruits. Protein will be provided by both the ...


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If I don't worry about morale This is where the list starts to go wrong. Psychological health is not somehow entire disconnected from the rest of the functions of the body. Severely limited ("boring") dietary options hurts morale in a major way, which has easily measurable physical effects on health. What the list is missing is: Occasional ...


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