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Astro Crops

Your MissionIf astronauts are going to settle on the Moon, or explore further reaches of our Solar System, they will need air, food and water. To prepare for long duration missions, scientists are researching how …

Astro Food

Your MissionFood is one of the most important parts of our lives because it provides the fuel that we convert into energy. When humans venture further into space – to the Moon or Mars – …

Astro Farmer

Your MissionAll the things we take for granted on Earth are either absent or different in space. In space, the five conditions required for plants to grow – light, water, soil, nutrients and suitable temperature …

Reduced Gravtiy, Low Fat

Your MissionAs astronauts travel to the moon, Mars, and beyond, the need for nutritionally balanced meals becomes even more important for space missions. The amount of fat inside food packaged for spaceflight is analyzed by …

Taste in Space

Your MissionFor astronauts, all their food and drink needs to be carried to the International Space Station (ISS). Eating is an important part of crew morale and the one communal time when they share both …

Microbial Box 1

Your MissionMicrobes live everywhere, including outer space! Scientists have reported that some germs on the International Space Station can increase to a higher number than they do on Earth. Therefore, cleanliness and proper disposal of …

Hydration Station

Your MissionSince our bodies are made up of 50 to 70% water, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids to keep our bodies healthy. Water plays many important roles in keeping our body in …

Energy of an Astronaut

Your MissionAstronauts living on the International Space Station need balanced meals to meet their energy and health needs while in space. Food scientists and nutritionists at space agencies ensure that astronauts eat balanced meals in …

Living Bones, Strong Bones

Your Mission Explorers need strong bones so they can face the physical challenges placed on their bodies while in space. The longer astronauts are in the environment of space, the more weak their bones become …

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