Food In Space
Eva and Carey discuss the evolution of space food, from purée in tubes to freeze-drying to modern day menu options and technology.
Below are links to various images and videos mentioned in this episode:
A delicious tube of beef and vegetable purée (John Glenn's first meal in space).
Astronaut John Young, playing it cool so no one suspects there's corned beef on rye contraband hidden somewhere inside his spacesuit.
Revolutionary water gun and rehydration packs (and a package post-rehydration).
Spoon-bowl pack design, freeze-dried beef with vegetables before and after, and spiced fruit cereal.
Chris Hadfield and the wet washcloth in zero gravity.
Skylab dining room and food tray.
Chris Hadfield talks about eating in space on The Splendid Table.
Chris Hadfield demonstrates spinach rehydration, making a peanut butter & honey "sandwich," and eating dessert in space.