It is not so easy being an astronaut, especially if you’re a big foodie. In this case, being in space would be for you a living hell.
The food in space must be nonperishable, because there’s no opportunity to refrigerate it. Also, it must be easy to eat, because gravitation doesn’t let eating gourmet dishes in space. Astronauts can’t eat hot dishes, because in case of floating it may burn them. Moreover, they can’t even eat bread because of the crumbs, that may float around. So considering these facts, it not difficult to understand that the food they take is not the most delicious one.
It is either partially or completely dehydrated to prevent them from spoiling. Meats are exposed to radiation before they are put onboard the shuttle to give them a longer shelf life. When the astronaut is ready to eat the space food, he can add water to rehydrate the meal so that it will be edible. Not an easy work to do.
It’s estimated that astronauts eat 70 % less than people on Earth. So if you want to lose some weight, hurry to acquire astronauts’ skills.
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