How Astronauts Eat: Tacos in Space

Jun 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm |

You probably know about astronaut ice cream and other freeze dried foods, but did you know astronauts can assemble their own meals up in space? Check out this punky-haired Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, making leek and chicken tacos. She has been creating a video series showing what life is like on board the International Space Station, including cooking.

Cristoforetti says tortillas are frequently used in space because you don’t need a plate to eat and it doesn’t create crumbs that could get into instruments. She’s got personality and now holds the record for the woman with the longest time in space — she should be a cooking show star. We need to know more!

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Check out Cristoforetti’s other videos. She just broke the record for being the female with the longest stint in space earlier this week. She knows her stuff!

And pass the beans in a bag, please! Tacos — is there anything they can’t do?

Check out this short video on how and what astronauts eat while in space. Makes me hungry!!