Astronaut food gives you a taste of outer space
Astronaut food is a type of food product created and processed to be consumed by astronauts in outer space.
Eating in space is a challenge for astronauts because there is no gravity. If they let go of food, it will float away from them. Scientists have come up with ways of packaging foods. Freeze-drying is a technique developed by scientists. Food is cooked, quickly frozen and then dehydrated in a special vacuum chamber. This food does not need to be refrigerated and lasts a long time.
I recently tried an astronaut ice cream sandwich. I really liked it and asked my mom to buy more.
Want to try it? Go online to astronautfoods.com
Therese O’Loughlin’s fourth-grade class, Michael F. Stokes Elementary School, Levittown