WHAT WILL WE EAT ON MARS?

TED Ideas Blog

Last November, TED Ideas Blog published a fascinating†article†that reflects on the history, evolution, and future of space food, and asked the opinion of several experts and researchers in the field. Angelo talks about his experiences during the HI-SEAS 1 mission, and what he thinks is important for the future of food in space.

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“So itís a trade-off. Do you want your crew to be super-efficient and just heat something up in a couple of seconds and then continue working, but over the long term suffer from psychological consequences? Or do you give the crew time to make sure that the appreciation of food and the social and psychological benefits are maximized? I think for a future long-term stay on a surface, itís probably going to be a combination of both. Some days youíll just want to keep working, and then other days youíll really enjoy having an original meal.

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