Remember when we were little and thought being in space was the coolest thing ever? I remember one of the things I always wondered about was food. This was primarily driven by the time one of my dad's friends brought my brother and I some of that dehydrated ice cream stuff that astronauts eat. I remember it was neopolitan. I also remember that one day I thought I spied one of my brother's last pieces sitting on his dresser and after he fell asleep (we shared a room), I snuck down from the top bunk and snagged it. I got back to my bed, proud of my thieving abilities, popped it in my mouth, and immediately upon biting down realized it was a piece of pink chalk. That sucked.
Even still, I still wonder about food in space. Apparently many other people do, too, as the AP put an interesting explainer story out today. Check it out here.
5 years ago