19 Jul '12, 2pm
NASA Planning Vegan Menu for Astronauts Heading to Mars
Cooper and other researchers have planned one hundred recipes for the astronauts so far. Along with planned meals like vegan pizza and sushi, they are also working on a “Martian greenhouse” which will allow the astronauts to grow plants and cook their meals. “That menu is favorable because it allows the astronauts to actually have live plants that are growing. You have optimum nutrient delivery with fresh fruits and vegetables, and it actually allows them to have freedom of choice when they’re actually cooking the menus because the food isn’t already pre-prepared into a particular recipe,” said Cooper.