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NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge!

Do you have what it takes to meet NASA's Deep Space Food Challenge?

The Deep Space Food Challenge is an international competition where NASA offers prize purse awards to U.S. teams and recognition to international teams. Teams are invited to create novel and game-changing food technologies or systems that require minimal inputs and maximize safe, nutritious, and palatable food outputs for long-duration space missions, and which have potential to benefit people on Earth.

The Deep Space Food Challenge will identify food production technologies that can:

  • Help fill food gaps for a crew of four for a three-year round-trip mission with no resupply
  • Improve the accessibility of food on Earth, in particular, via production directly in urban centers and in remote and harsh environments
  • Achieve the greatest amount of food output with minimal inputs and minimal waste
  • Create a variety of palatable, nutritious, and safe foods that requires little processing time for crew members
From Deep Space Food Challenge.

MY commitment to space food cannot be doubted; just check out the hundreds of entries on my Dictionary of Food Terms in Science Fiction.

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