• Question: Is all the food in space dehydrated?

    Asked by ._. to Charlie ๐Ÿš€, Col Op, Kirsty on 23 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 23 Jun 2016:


      Nope- some of it is on tins and can be eaten without adding water, like the chocolate cake.

    • Photo: Charles Laing

      Charles Laing answered on 23 Jun 2016:


      Hi ._.,

      The Russian food tends to come in tins as they have a special ‘space cooker’ that the tins fit into. European and American food can also come in pouches that need water added.

      Also, sometimes as a rare treat astronauts get fresh fruit such as an apple if a delivery rocket is heading up. The Russians send onions, garlic and tomatoes with each Progress shipment to the International Space Station (ISS)!

      Charlie ๐Ÿš€

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