Sunday, 3 June 2012

How to bake bread in space

Space travel can be boring. Voyages to Mars or the Asteroid Belt may sound exotic and exciting, but the fact is that most of the time there’s not much to see and not much to do. Wouldn’t it be great if morale on these long missions could get a boost by a reminder of home like fresh baked bread? Thanks to NASA’s “Space Apps” program, that might one day be a reality. Sixteen-year old “citizen scientist” Sam Wilkinson has come up with a way to make bread simply and efficiently using carbon dioxide and a slow cooker that is designed to work within the limitations of a spaceship’s galley... Continue Reading How to bake bread in space

1 comment:

eon said...

Combine his concept with a CO2 capsule, or even an Alka-Seltzer-like tablet that produces CO2 by "fizzing" when exposed to H2O, plus a sealed container with a chemical heater as in a self-heating coffee or cocoa, and you could even have fresh crock-pot type bread in the field for soldiers.

Vitally necessary? Maybe not. Good for morale? Absolutely.