• Question: How would you pack enough food for the Astronauts and how would they produce food?

    Asked by ThomasP to Naziyah, Namrah, John, Joanna, Hester, Gosia, Ed, Adriana on 9 Mar 2021.
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      Namrah Habib answered on 9 Mar 2021:

      I had to look this up and I learned something new too! I learned that NASA plans for astronauts to eat 3 meals day that are pre-planned and fully balanced nutritionally. NASA plans out and prepares all the food that astronauts need for the entire duration plus a couple weeks extra between flights to the ISS. Basically they plan out and prepackage and store all the meals astronauts need and send them to ISS on resupply missions. This is similar to what you or I might do when we go camping, and we make sure to take enough food with us for our entire trip! You can learn more if you are interested on what they eat on ISS here: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/stem-on-station/ditl_eating. 🙂