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  • Anand

    April 27, 2024 at 8:40 pm
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    Astronauts eat in space with specially designed food and equipment. Due to the lack of gravity in space, eating on Earth can be a bit challenging compared to eating on Earth. Here’s how it’s managed:

    Special diet: Astronauts eat food that has been carefully prepared and packaged for spaceflight. Food should be small, easy to store, and long-lasting. Astronauts also need nutrition to stay healthy while on duty.
    Rehydrating diet: Certain foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are hydrated to reduce weight and volume. Astronauts rehydrate these foods by adding water before eating.
    Packaging: Foods are packed in bags or containers with easy-to-open seals. This keeps the food fresh instead of floating in the spacecraft.
    Packaging: Astronauts use special containers such as forks, spoons and spoons designed for use in microgravity. These containers usually contain Velcro or magnets to keep them from floating.
    Eating in microgravity: Astronauts eat in an enclosed part of the spacecraft called the galley or dining room. They can’t rely on gravity to put their food on the table, so they use Velcro or trays with lips to hold their food. Sometimes they even strap themselves in while eating.
    Overall, eating in space requires some adaptation, but astronauts have adapted to these challenges in order to enjoy food while exploring the cosmos.

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