On the road to cultured meat for astronauts (and Earthlings)

On the road to cultured meat for astronauts (and Earthlings)

Cultured meat could be a game changer for the environment, food security, human health and animal welfare. But some challenges prevent it from reaching its full potential. Now ESA is supporting researchers to explore the possibility of growing cultured meat to feed astronauts. Overcoming the challenges of growing meat in space could also help us find […]

Planting Roots in Space with Interstellar Lab

Planting Roots in Space with Interstellar Lab

https://spacechannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/news___interstellar_lab-360p.mp4 Within our lifetime we will see humanity not just return to the moon, but start planting roots there… literally! As space travel becomes more accessible and expansive the urgency to create habitable, self-sustaining systems increases.  Before the end of this decade, nearly every space agency plans to send a crew on a lunar mission […]

NASA Growing Extraterrestrial Goodness

NASA Growing Extraterrestrial Goodness

Image: CSA https://vimeo.com/675019710 It’s time for a fuel upgrade at NASA! But we’re not talking about rocket fuel… In coordination with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA is asking the public to help create sustainable food production technology that can be done with few resources and minimal waste. Because food loses its nutritional value over time, […]

A St. Nikolaus Day Feast on the ISS

A St. Nikolaus Day Feast on the ISS

This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. European food has always been out of this world, but this week ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer shared a taste of his home region, Saarland – with a serving of science – during a space-based Saint Nicholas feast. St. Nikolaus Day is widely celebrated in Germany […]