The Great British Space Dinner

In December 2015, British astronaut Tim Peake will arrive on the International Space Station (ISS). During Tim’s stay on the station, where he will be undertaking important scientific work, he will need to eat, drink and stay healthy. Healthy eating and drinking is crucial for astronaut’s health due to limited availability and extreme environment of space. Microgravity creates various challenges, such as loss of bone and muscle. To reduce this loss, astronauts consume a healthy, varied diet and exercise at least for two hours per day.

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Cooking with Astronauts

This video features celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, describing how preparing food on the International Space Station (ISS) is different from that on Earth. Water is used to rehydrate foods and the food cannot be heated with ovens or microwaves. This video was prepared as part of the Great British Space Dinner...

Tim Peake's Food Likes

As part of the The Great British Space Dinner competition, celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, asks astronaut Tim Peake about what foods he likes to eat. Tim talks about how it is also important psychologically, as well as nutritionally, to eat good food in space. Tim also explains that having some British food...

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