This infographic by shows how food prepared for space missions has evolved in the last 50 years, starting from one of the first manned missions during Project Mercury, to today’s preparations for the journey to Mars. NASA scientists are constantly experimenting with space food in order to make it as tasty as possible, while maintaining the proper (compact, lightweight) form that takes up the least amount of space possible. This graphic also shows how eating in space is very challenging and explains why food is one of the main factors in keeping the astronauts physically healthy and psychologically stable.

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What Do They Eat in Space?

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