This food is called the most useful, harmless and delicious. This is what astronauts eat. Our site will tell you how food is made in tubes and, most importantly, how astronauts eat it.
I make Cosmofood only from natural products, no preservatives, dyes or other chemicals! All products are strictly tested for quality standards. In Russia, a whole institute works for the production of space food - the food concentrate industry and special food technology (NIIPPISPT).
The healthiest food on the planet looks like a dry meal. First and second courses, cottage cheese, drinks and some other products are frozen at temperatures from –30 ° to –70 °, and then dried under vacuum. This is done to preserve 97% of the nutritional properties, to reduce the weight, and the shelf life - longer.
Meat and fish are thermally sterilized and rolled up in canned food. And in the United States, meat is also irradiated, which is prohibited by Russian standards.
But nuts and fruits are delivered to the ISS unchanged. They are just treated with special solutions rich in antioxidants that keep them fresh for up to 40 days.
Some products can even be stored for up to three years. “So from the point of view of providing food, the flight of a manned spacecraft, say, to Mars does not present any particular problems,” said Viktor Dobrovolsky, director of the institute “about tasty and healthy food,” in an interview.
The ISS is equipped with special automata, "samovars" - as the astronauts themselves call them, which heat the water only up to 85 °, because the water temperature in space does not rise higher.
Astronauts from different countries have their own diet, which is customary in their country. For example, the Japanese cannot do without sushi, noodle soup, soy sauce and many types of green tea.
The Chinese eat more familiar foods like pork, rice and chicken. Americans manage to take burgers with them to Space. But the French have the most exquisite cuisine - in addition to the usual food, they indulge themselves with delicacies, such as truffles.
The Russian cosmonaut's daily diet is 3200 calories, divided into four meals. How much does space food cost? The space department costs 18-20 thousand rubles a day for food. The price is so high not so much because of the preparation, but because of the food delivery to the ISS (5-7 thousand dollars per kilogram of weight).
Report on the space table directly from the ISS.
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