What foods aren't allowed in space?

Here are five foods that NASA Astronauts can't eat in space:
  • Bread. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. ...
  • Alcohol. United States Embassy, Berlin. ...
  • Salt and Pepper. Getty Images / iStock. ...
  • Soda. Getty Images / iStock. ...
  • Astronaut Ice Cream.
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What food isn't allowed in space?

Salt and pepper and other granular spices and seasonings can make for a huge mess in microgravity. There is a danger they could clog air vents, contaminate equipment or get stuck in an astronaut's eyes, mouth or nose. Carbonated beverages such as soda and coke act differently in space than on Earth.
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What things are banned in space?

Most of these "space laws" read as generally agreed upon principles regarding space exploration and use, but aren't specifically mentioning prohibited items.
Here are some to consider:
  • Biological materials. ...
  • Radioactive materials. ...
  • Weaponry. ...
  • Unstable systems. ...
  • Heavy stuff.
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Why is bread banned on space station?

Bread. Crumbs—from bread, crackers, cookies, etc—don't do well in space. They float around, and can fly into an astronaut's eyes and interfere with important equipment. That's why you'll find tortillas used instead of bread on all crafts traveling out of orbit.
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Is cheese allowed in space?

Some foods can be eaten in their natural forms, such as brownies and fruit. Other foods require adding water, such as macaroni and cheese or spaghetti. Of course, an oven is provided in the space station to heat foods to the proper temperature.
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Can you eat pizza in space?

Ice cream can't go up without freezers. Pizzas have not been perfected yet. Beyond that, astronauts can eat anything you might order from a typical menu.
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Why is ice cream banned in space?

Because of the brittle and crumbly nature of the dehydrated ice cream, Astronaut Ice Cream could interfere with sensitive equipment and make for a dusty environment in microgravity.
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Is alcohol allowed in space?

“Alcohol is not permitted onboard the International Space Station for consumption,” says Daniel G Huot, spokesperson for Nasa's Johnson Space Center. “Use of alcohol and other volatile compounds are controlled on ISS due to impacts their compounds can have on the station's water recovery system.”
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Does food expire in space?

The short answer is yes. Although the food is not going to last forever, the decomposition process will be significantly slowed with the absence of oxygen. As a result, food stored in a vacuum-sealed bag or container will last significantly longer than without.
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Can you eat cake in space?

Astronauts can pick from 200 food items. Many of them are like meals we eat on Earth, Dowdy said. They can eat macaroni and cheese. Then, they can have chocolate pudding cake for dessert.
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Can astronauts make popcorn in space?

But in orbit, things aren't so simple. First off, the cold vacuum of space would suck all the water out of the kernel before it could pop the corn. So any ordinary kernels would drop, not pop.
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What are the 5 space laws?

These five treaties deal with issues such as the non-appropriation of outer space by any one country, arms control, the freedom of exploration, liability for damage caused by space objects, the safety and rescue of spacecraft and astronauts, the prevention of harmful interference with space activities and the ...
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Can you eat chocolate in space?

Astronauts have to eat a well-balanced diet of carefully chosen foods to maintain their health in space, but they're also allowed to augment their standard menus with “bonus containers” filled with items of their choosing. Sweets, especially chocolates, are a common favorite.
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Can you have soup in space?

Food is stored in special packages, and astronauts can eat them with a spoon or fork rather than suck them with a straw. A new space menu, as reported by the Russian media in 2013, includes vegetable soup, mushroom soup, Russian mushroom, jelly, sesame milk curd and others.
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Can you eat potato chips in space?

Like space ice-cream and crackers, chips are too friable to be eaten without contaminating the air in the shuttle.
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How do female astronauts deal with periods?

A combined oral contraceptive, or the pill, used continuously (without taking a week off to induce menstrual flow) is currently the best and safest choice for astronauts who prefer not to menstruate during missions, says Varsha Jain, a gynecologist and visiting professor at King's College London.
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Can astronauts smoke cigarettes in space?

Astronauts are strictly forbidden from smoking on board the Space Shuttle or ISS. In fact, smoking was never allowed on Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, or any other spacecraft.
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Can you shower in space?

On the ISS, astronauts do not shower but rather use liquid soap, water, and rinseless shampoo. They squeeze liquid soap and water from pouches onto their skin. Then they use rinseless soap with a little water to clean their hair. They use towels to wipe off the excess water.
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What does space smell like?

Astronaut Thomas Jones said it "carries a distinct odor of ozone, a faint acrid smell…a little like gunpowder, sulfurous." Tony Antonelli, another space-walker, said space "definitely has a smell that's different than anything else." A gentleman named Don Pettit was a bit more verbose on the topic: "Each time, when I ...
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Can you smell a fart in space?

Therefore, the fart will not be smelled by the astronaut, although they may marinate in it for a time. When astronauts are not in the space suit and floating about, the fart smell is exaggerated by the lack of airflow from the recycled air used and its inability to mask any smell.
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Why do astronauts eat tortillas instead of bread?

Tortillas are easier to handle in reduced gravity and they also stay fresh longer than sliced bread. Making a wrap type sandwich with a tortilla requires less handling than when using two slices of bread. Unlike tortillas found in restaurants, NASA's are mold resistant.
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How much did it cost to send a pizza to space?

The BBC reported that Pizza Hut paid the Russian Space Agency around $1 million to load the pizza onto one of their supply rockets for delivery to the ISS.
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Who ate the first pizza in space?

According to the history books, the first man to eat pizza in space was Russian cosmonaut Yuri Usachov on May 22, 2001.
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Is there anyone in space right now?

For this reason, women and men have been living and working in space constantly since the first Expedition mission in the year 2000. So how many people are in space right now? How many people are in space? There are currently 14 people in space right now.
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