Lessons learned improving the quality and nutritional content of food for astronauts could open up opportunities for the food industry back here on earth, says Dr Michele Perchonok, manager of NASA's shuttle food system and advanced food technology project.
In this exclusive interview, Dr Perchonok explained that the food system will have to evolve if we are to successfully send humans to the planet Mars. [MORE]
Developing the NASA Food System for Long-Duration Missions. 2011. Maya Cooper, Grace Douglas, and Michele Perchonok Journal of Food Science March 2011 [Download article]