What will astronauts eat on deep space missions? ‘Neurogastronomy’ may have the answer.

Crew members of Expedition 60 aboard the International Space Station float around the ingredients of a meal they are preparing.

Crew members of Expedition 60 aboard the International Space Station float around the ingredients of a meal they are preparing. Scientists and chefs alike are working to revolutionize food technology to determine what astronauts will eat on missions that take them off Earth for years to maintain their physical and mental health. Humanity is in … Read more

What will astronauts eat on deep space missions? ‘Neurogastronomy’ may have the answer.

Scientists and chefs alike are working to revolutionize food technology to determine what astronauts will eat on missions that take them off Earth for years to maintain their physical and mental health. Humanity is in the midst of preparations for the next era of space exploration, which will involve extended sojourns on the lunar surface … Read more

The day after: NASA is recycling 98 percent of astronauts’ pee on the ISS into drinking water | Engadget

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NASA has hit a technological milestone, announcing that the International Space Station’s Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) is now recycling 98 percent of all the water astronauts bring on board. Advanced dehumidifiers capture moisture from the station crew’s breaths and sweats, while the urine processor assembly recovers water from astronaut urine through vacuum … Read more

Why do some people get space rashes? There’s a clue in the astronaut’s blood

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has his blood drawn aboard the International Space Station for an experiment examining space-related changes that occur in blood and bone marrow.

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has his blood drawn aboard the International Space Station for an experiment examining space-related changes that occur in blood and bone marrow. NASA The astronauts should be in excellent health. It’s part of the job description. They quarantine before leaving to avoid getting sick and derailing a mission. Once airborne, they … Read more