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Exotic Astronaut Food

Space Kimchi

— February 26, 2008 — Unique
Having attended an international boarding school, I know that Koreans love their Kimchi, a spicy, pickled, fermented cabbage dish. It’s one of those foods that’s either loved or hated.

Just about all of them simply adore it, so it’s not such a surprise that South Korean researchers have invested millions of dollars to create a version of their favourite dish that can be taken to space.

Before they ship their first astronaut to space, they’re ensuring he’s launching into orbit with all his favourite foods. They’ve also concocted space-friendly ramyeon and fermented soybean soup.

“This will greatly help my mission,” said Korean astronaut Ko San. “When you’re working in space-like conditions and aren’t feeling too well, you miss Korean food.”

The idea really is out of this world, yet it’s not far-fetched. Space travel is posed to become a common form of luxury travel for the future.
Trend Themes
1. Space Travel Consumer Market - Creating space-friendly versions of popular foods presents opportunities for catering to the growing consumer market of space travelers.
2. Adapting Traditional Foods for Space - Investing in research to create space-friendly versions of traditional cuisines opens doors for innovative food solutions in extreme environments.
3. Food Personalization for Astronauts - Developing personalized food options for astronauts allows for tailored nutrition and enhanced well-being during space missions.
Industry Implications
1. Space Tourism - The emerging space tourism industry can capitalize on creating gourmet experiences by offering space-friendly versions of exotic and traditional cuisines.
2. Food Technology - The food technology industry can explore research and development opportunities to adapt traditional foods for consumption in extreme environments like space travel.
3. Personalized Nutrition - The personalized nutrition industry can contribute to the space travel sector by developing customized meal plans and unique food products for astronauts.
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