NASA: Win Up to $500K for Finding a New Way to Feed Astronauts in Space

Here is the mission, if you choose to accept it. You could use $500,000 right? You are super creative right? You like food, correct?

NASA will pay up to $500,000 if you can come up with a way to feed astronauts more efficiently in deep space and I mean Mars.

So all you foodies this is your chance to step up and make your mark or pizza.

A few guidelines to think about:

  • Find a more feasible way to use tech to bring good food to Mars.
  • How to bring nutritious food into the restricted spacecraft environment, but not weigh the spacecraft down, or produce more waste.
  • Find a variety of "palatable, nutritious, and safe foods that requires little processing time for crew members,"
  • But tastes great.

Ok, get to work.

According to NASA's website

The Deep Space Food Challenge, a NASA Centennial Challenge, seeks ideas for novel food production technologies or systems that require minimal resources and produce minimal waste, while providing safe, nutritious, and tasty food for long-duration human exploration missions. Solutions from this challenge could enable new avenues for food production around the world, especially in extreme environments, resource-scarce regions, and in new places like urban areas and in locations where disasters disrupt critical infrastructure.

Reminds me of Science camp when I invented the Fratato - baked ketchup into the center of a potato to create that delicious combo flavor of a French fry and ketchup. Pretty genius...this challenge is right up my alley.

For more information on the NASA Food Challenge CLICK HERE

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