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Space Food Photos: What Astronauts Eat in Orbit

Could Space Farmers Grow Crops On Other Planets?

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Future astronauts may grow some of their meals inside greenhouses, such as this Martian growth chamber, where fruits and vegetables could be grown hydroponically, without soil.

Space Cooking: Feeding Astronauts on Mars-bound Missions

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Space Station astronauts share a meal of canned goods during a recent crew exchange aboard the ISS. From left, they are: ISS Expedition 10 commander Leroy Chiao, Expedition 10 flight engineer Salizhan Sharipov and Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin, who later returned to Earth with the Expedition 9 crew.

Space Station's Pantry

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Inside the U.S. laboratory, astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams, Expedition 13 flight engineer and NASA science officer, pulls out some food items from among personal supplies for the current inhabitants of the International Space Station. Photo

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