As Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques prepares for his trip to the International Space Station, the Canadian Space Agency looks after his appetite as he climbs aboard.
The default map for most astronauts is available from NASA, but the CSA is trying to supplement it with some of their own items.
CBC reporter Matt D & # 39; Amours was invited to try some things from the menu.
My first impression when I went to the tasting room The headquarters of the Canadian Space Agency was that it smelled strongly of fish.
The reason became immediately clear: There were four varieties of smoked salmon, salmon, lobster and crab pate. After more than a year of developing the perfect space food, the Canadian space agency asked astronaut David Saint-Jacques what his favorite tastes were.
I'm told that his palette is singing spicy food, so the staff decided to go for fish. [1
All smoked salmon varieties have been great, and they seem to be the perfect solution for space food: long-lasting, rich in protein, and requiring little preparation.
Humans usually hate colleagues who bring fish to work, but the space agency says that the crew members of Saint-Jacques have given their blessing.
There is no microwave on the space station.
The pie was served on triangular slices of tortilla instead of bread. The reason: bread equals crumbs; Crumbs plus microgravity correspond to a bad day on the International Space Station.
It may feel strange to spread pate on a tortilla, if I really think about it, I could see myself doing it when I run out of bread and the shops are closed and no one is looking anymore ,
I think Pâté is strange, but it ended
There were also two kinds of dried vegetables in spread: red peppers and tomatoes
The dehydrated peppers made for a light, tasty snack. The dehydrated tomatoes actually served as an example of foods that do not make it into the space station because they make too many crumbs.
Space agency officials told me they had tried to find food that was clearly Canadian, not just to convey Saint-Jacques memories of their home, but also to intercultural exchanges with his Promote Comrades
What is more Canadian than maple biscuits and maple syrup? These also increase, although the cookies also pose a crumb hazard. Astronauts will be encouraged to eat them in one bite (which I was surprised to learn that most people do not eat maple biscuits) – or devour them near louvers.
Just when I was about to try my biscuit, someone came up with a tube of maple syrup and asked me what food I wanted it to be. I panicked and blurted out "on the maple biscuit, please," and immediately regretted my decision.