Space Food Evolution: How Astronaut Chow Has Changed (Photos)

Space Food Research Facility Retort


This image from NASA's Advanced Food Technology Project shows a space food research facility retort.

Getting Ready to Package Freeze-Dried Items


A NASA food technician prepares a package of freeze-dried items.

Caloric Density Chart


This NASA chart shows the space food menu landscape based on analyzed nutrient values.

Freeze-Dried Foods


Freeze-dried foods designed for consumption in space. Crewmembers rely on the foodstuffs provided through NASA to meet their nutritional requirements.

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