If you suppose your cooking is out of the world, NASA could have the right alternative for you. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has organised the ‘Deep Space Food Challenge’, the winners of which will stroll away with a prize of USD 500,000 (approx Rs 3.62 crores).
So, what is the catch right here? The members will be required to idealise meals that assist feed astronauts on long-term house missions, by inventing new techniques and applied sciences. Basically, they’re looky for easy-to-prep space meals that hasn’t been freeze-dried and is not packaged.
Any highway journey wants tasty snacks, and the identical could possibly be stated for a mission dashing throughout deep house.
— NASA_SLS (@NASA_SLS) January 26, 2021
“NASA has knowledge and capabilities in this area, but we know that technologies and ideas exist outside of the agency,” Grace Douglas, NASA’s lead scientist for superior meals know-how at Johnson Space Center, advised UPI.
“Raising awareness will help us reach people in a variety of disciplines that may hold the key to developing these new technologies,” he added.
Astronauts require cautious diets to maintain themselves within the far reaches of the universe. Space meals analysis has lately developed a particular chocolate bar that’s enabled with ultra-high quantities of energy to offer vitality to astronauts but additionally retains food-weights onboard low.
NASA, for years, has been exploring methods to develop vegatables and fruits in house to offer more healthy meals choices to astronauts.
Teams which might be to develop some Deep Space meals can register on the Challenge web site by May 28. Phase 1 entries have to be submitted by July 30. The prime 20 groups will be awarded a sum of USD 25,000 (approx Rs 18 Lakhs) every. These groups will get an invitation to proceed creating their concepts in Phase 2.
Can we agree that regardless of who or the place we’re, #food is our frequent floor? @NASAPrize and @csa_asc invite innovators to design meals for the subsequent frontier! Join the #DeepSpaceFood motion to assist speed up meals applied sciences for and on .
— Deep Space Food Challenge (@DeepSpaceFood) January 29, 2021