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Did astronaut Scott Kelly eat cake in space?

I don't know exactly what Kelly is eating there, but brownies are on the ISS menu. Some foods can be eaten in their natural forms, such as brownies and fruit. A good moist brownie in bite-sized ...
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Are there any vegetarian astronauts?

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 ...
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World's most expensive space cookie? (What am I looking at, object identification, rivets and all)

That was cookie #2 of 5. It is part of an experiment on just how cooking food behaves in zero-g. For future longterm missions and such. The "0GK" stands for "Zero Gee Kitchen", the ...
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Zero gee rice cooker for BFR's trip around the Moon; how would that work?

Most foods cooked in space are not brought up to a complete boil because dealing with the steam would be an issue. Currently they inject hot water into vaccuum sealed pouches containing food. I would ...
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Can they still make espresso on the ISS? If so, with what?

ISSpresso is indeed no longer on the ISS I find it a bit amusing how this question is not difficult because of "how hot drinks are made on the ISS", but because of "what is espresso ...
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Are there any vegetarian astronauts?

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 ...
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Zero gee rice cooker for BFR's trip around the Moon; how would that work?

Space is a very sensitive environment and the mission control usually likes to be in control of everything and hence it's heavily monitored. Small particulates that can escape and clog filters, hot ...
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Dried beans, rice and oats, jerky, olive oil, salt, vitamins, electrolytes, water; anything else?

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 ...
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What benefits or new activities could take specific advantage of variable and/or low but not microgravity environment?

Low enough gravity and you can have human wing-powered flight. I don't know how much of a sport it would make, but at low enough gravity you can run on water. If you can manage to arrange it, have a ...
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Cooking in Space

You will have to build a solar cooker to cook your hot dogs in space at 1 AU from the Sun. I can't vouch for all aspects of the physical behavior of the hot dog, but I think this can be done. In this ...
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Zero gee rice cooker for BFR's trip around the Moon; how would that work?

Fold the top of the pot towards the middle, making the lid much smaller. Make it spin inside the case as it's heated. It doesn't have to spin very fast; you don't need full 1g, just a small amount of ...
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Dried beans, rice and oats, jerky, olive oil, salt, vitamins, electrolytes, water; anything else?

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 ("...
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