What Food Should Astronauts Eat On The Way To Mars?
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Six researchers have spent months living on a volcano in Hawaii in a lava field that looks a lot like Mars. In fact, they were there to figure out what astronauts could eat on a long voyage to the red planet. Yesterday they emerged from their dome with a menu: freeze dried fruits and veggies, Spam - they made Cajun jambalaya with it - and a comfort food — the hazelnut chocolate spread known as Nutella. Said one researcher: That was something we craved. It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.