November 7, 2008
Food Availability for the Mission to Mars
This NASA video segment focuses on food studies and research preparing for long-term crewed missions. A mission to Mars may last about 3 years. NASA must find a way to provide enough food for astronauts that could fit into very limited space. The food must be safe, nutritious and provide a variety for astronauts. Thi2s segment takes a closer look at new techniques in food processing and hydroponics.