Cosmic Cuisine: The Evolution of Space Food

October 4, 2014 12:10 AM

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What did astronauts eat on their celestial voyages? From dehydrated spaghetti to bacon cubes, the answers might surprise you.

Space food had to fit a number of requirements. Easily portable was a given, as just bringing food into space is incredibly expensive: even today, it costs a whopping $10,000 to take one pound of food up to the International Space Station. Food had to be nutrient-dense and filling, as the astronauts...

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