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Astronauts will be Baking on the Space Station

Postby southwestforests on Sun 14 Jul 2019 00:16

I guess this fits here, after all, baking is applied science, chemistry in particular.
(or at least that's what my dietitian Mom always said)

Astronauts will be Baking on the Space Station
"Published on Jul 10, 2019
Later this year a small oven is being launched to the ISS, partly to investigate how baking is changed in zero g, and partly funded as a promotional opportunity for cookie makers.
The dark side of this is apparently the crew won’t get to try these fresh baked cookies....."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYA8aHY6yzk

This seems to be the company involved, http://bakein.space/

"OUR MISSION

In order to improve astronauts’ well being on long-duration missions such as on a Moon base or on a mission to Mars, food plays an essential key role. Besides a source for nutrition, fresh food evokes through all the senses of smell, touch and taste memories of general happiness and home.

Our initial goal is to conduct a series of technology demonstrations related to the production of fresh bread aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This entails recreating the value chain from growing grain to baking bread in micro-gravity. The experiment is split up into 5 phases, which will be realised on future astronaut missions to the ISS in order to advance our goal of food self-sustainability in space. Bake in Space will generate commercialisable spin-offs that will benefit us here on Earth."


And I'm going to assume that within the Starfire game system that it's not only about basic sustenance, the availability of what can be called fun foods figures in to crew morale for a lot of nations, if not all of them.

(The Alarmian conquest met its brutal and bloody end after it had been discovered they had cut off the Calchocians from their supply of sugar; never before or since had that galactic sector seen such a dramatic rally and vengeful counterattack arise from the face of certain and imminent defeat. The Alarmians had understandably expected the move to destroy Calchocian morale, but in the end they destroyed themselves)
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Re: Astronauts will be Baking on the Space Station

Postby Cralis on Sun 14 Jul 2019 13:57

I thought it was human monopoly on maple syrup that caused a galactic war? :lol:
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