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ISS Astronauts Will Try To Bake Bread In Orbit

According to New Scientist –

Astronauts could soon be waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread. A new dough mixture and oven specially designed for use on the International Space Station will be tested during a mission next year.

It’s an ambitious goal. Bread is a staple food on Earth but can be life-threatening in space. The first and last people to enjoy bread in space were the two astronauts on NASA’s 1965 Gemini 3 mission, who shared a corned beef sandwich one of them had smuggled on board. The crumbs flew everywhere in the microgravity and could have got into their eyes or into the electrical panels, where they could have started a fire. Bread has been banned ever since – tortilla wraps are the accepted alternative.

Continue reading HERE.

6 Space Exploration Stories That Are Crazy And True

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From Cracked –

Ever since humans first looked into the endless night sky, we have dreamed of traveling among the stars. And after 10,000 years of ingenuity and sacrifice, we’ve journeyed as far as … Earth’s garage, basically. But nonetheless, such is our fascination with going to space that pretty much every single moment those brave astronauts have spent out there has been painstakingly recorded and analyzed — including the deeply embarrassing ones. We’ve all, at some point, been caught in gross, awkward, or just plain stupid situations, but few have done that in plain view of the infinite cosmos, like when … someone farted on the moon, or when the cosmonauts were armed with firearms.

Read all about it HERE.

 

 

Returning Home From Life In Space [video]

Virgin Galactic Unveils ‘Space Suits’ For Its Astronaut/Passengers

Y-3.VG_.Flight-suit5-sAccording to Mental_floss –

Last week, Virgin Galactic announced its collaboration with Adidas’s fashion brand Y-3 to develop comfortable, functional clothing for their ship’s pilots, astronauts, and operations teams. Y-3 is already known for selling futuristic activewear to its Earthbound consumers, so the partnership seems like a perfect fit. Their suit prototype, unveiled at Virgin’s Galactic Spaceport America terminal in New Mexico, is made from a synthetic, flame-resistant material called Nomex Meta Aramid.

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A Few Rarely Seen Images From The Apollo Program

apollo-sSee all the pictures HERE.

 

SR-71 Pilot Interview

sr-71-blackbird-sSpencer Hall interviews former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Rick McCrary about what it’s like to fly the world’s fastest plane. Spoiler: It’s terrifying.

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is the fastest jet ever built, a machine so far ahead of its time even its own pilots thought it looked more like a spaceship than an airplane. It is an engineering marvel, powered by innovative engines that operated most efficiently at Mach 3.2, its typical cruising speed. From 1966 to 1998, it operated in secrecy, flown only by a handful of the Air Force’s most elite pilots. Rick McCrary was one of them.

The interview is HERE.

 

Space Food Hall of Fame

Yes, NASA has a Space Food Hall of Fame. It’s actually a webpage with a little trivia about astronauts’ meals and a few videos about early space foods that got marketed to the general public (Tang and Space Food Sticks). Another page from BuzzFeed has a few pics of the latest in orbital dining.

visit The Space Food Hall of Fame HERE

pics of the latest in space food HERE

Feeling brave? Order Space Food Sticks HERE

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