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Food for Space

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Maggie Coblentz

Maggie Coblentz

Food in space has moved beyond that which is simply developed down on Earth for space purposes. A new food culture will emerge as a result of the unique environmental and behavioral factors of space travel. What foods can take advantage of the affordances of a zero-g environment? How can food help to address the dietary and nutrient concerns of humans living in space? What will the future of food culture look like on new planets and long-duration space voyages? 

From research on new scents and tastes for space, to fully embodied food experiments and novel eating experiences, to a "zero gravity cookbook," the Space Exploration Initiative ventures forth to explore the future of "space food."

Projects will be deployed on upcoming zero gravity flights and shared with ISS-mission-veteran astronauts for taste-testing and further development. 

For inquiries about the research, please direct questions to Maggie Coblentz (mcoblent at mit dot edu) and Ariel Ekblaw (aekblaw at media dot mit dot edu). 

Food in space has moved beyond that which is simply developed down on Earth for space purposes. A new food culture will emerge as a result of the unique environmental and behavioral factors of space travel. What foods can take advantage of the affordances of a zero-g environment? How can food help to address the dietary and nutrient concerns of humans living in space? What will the future of food culture look like on new planets and long-duration space voyages? 

From research on new scents and tastes for space, to fully embodied food experiments and novel eating experiences, to a "zero gravity cookbook," the Space Exploration Initiative ventures forth to explore the future of "space food."

Projects will be deployed on upcoming zero gravity flights and shared with ISS-mission-veteran astronauts for taste-testing and further development. 

For inquiries about the research, please direct questions to Maggie Coblentz (mcoblent at mit dot edu) and Ariel Ekblaw (aekblaw at media dot mit dot edu). 

Research Topics
#design #food #space #zero gravity

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Maggie Coblentz

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Maggie Coblentz

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Maggie Coblentz

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Maggie Coblentz