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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@media.mit.edu) and Ariel Ekblaw (aekblaw@media.mit.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@media.mit.edu) and Ariel Ekblaw (aekblaw@media.mit.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