Want to Try Space Food?

Want to Try Space Food?

Have you ever wondered what is must be like to spend months aboard the Space Station? What would the food be like? Now you can try out what the Astronauts eat. The Space Store has a selection of real space foods. The same food that the Astronauts eat and novelty space foods like freeze dried strawberries that were part of previous missions.

Check out this video by Cmdr. Hadfield on Space Food

Real Space Food

The most fun looking food is the space ice cream. This is a block of ice cream that doesn't need to be frozen and can be eaten anytime. Great as a talking piece at parties, particularly a space themed kids party. Can you imagine sending your kids to school with a lump of ice cream in their lunch boxes. 

Astronaut Ice Cream

The ice cream is placed in a vacuum chamber and frozen until the water crystallizes. The air pressure is lowered forcing air out of the chamber. Heat is applied which vaporises the ice. Then a freezing coil traps the vaporized water. This process continues for hours, resulting in a freeze-dried ice cream slice.  Apparently, this is still used on NASA missions today and tastes great. 

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