space food

lab-grown food

This Startup Is Making Food Mostly Out of Air and Electricity

Solar Foods says its protein powder is “completely” disconnected from agriculture. But its currently low production yield of 1 kg per day raises red flags.
Audrey Carleton
1.24.19
HOTY2017

This Engineer Is Building a DIY Mars Habitat In His Backyard

How Jeff Raymond is pioneering sustainable agriculture for Earth and Mars.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.15.17
Food

Happy Space Thanksgiving: How the Food-Stuffed Holiday Went Orbital

“Just as on Earth, our feelings about Thanksgiving in space weren’t determined by the quality or the appearance of the meal—but by the people we shared it with.”
Becky Ferreira
11.21.17
Mars

Why Martian Settlers Will Eat Potatoes, Insects, Algae and Mushrooms

Watch an aerospace engineer give a Martian cooking class.
Andrew Rader
11.17.16
nasa

NASA’s 3D Food Printer Will Make Pizza at Amusement Parks

Astronauts were hoping for better space food, but budget cuts got in the way.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
8.10.16
Canada

How Space Technology Will Produce the Best Weed Ever

Canada's botanists are turning their attention to cannabis research.
Brian Owens
6.21.16
videos

​How to Make Tacos in Space

Microgravity cooking lessons from astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.15
News

Space Gardens Will Make Future Astronauts Happier and Healthier

Plants might just save our lives out there.
Maddie Stone
5.13.15
Science

Space Vegetables Are the Best Hope for Quality Martian Cuisine

Daniel Schubert at the German Aerospace Center is doing research to develop a potential greenhouse colony on Mars.
Nadja Sayej
7.7.14
Motherboard Blog

The Mutant Food of Retro Space Flicks

When we think of the retro futures portrayed in old movies and television, the culinary aspects tend to get lost amid the flying cars, robot maids, and glittery space travel. I guess we tend to assume that futures past all contained food in pill form...
Derek Mead
3.14.12
Motherboard Blog

Everything You Need To Know About Packing Food For A Trip To Space

When you're packing for a road trip, one of the most important details to consider is the kind of grub you'll need to pack to snack on. When you're packing for a space trip, well, it's really not much different. All things considered. Back in 200...
Sean Yeaton
6.30.11