Being an astronaut seems really stressful. You have to fly the spacecraft directly in order not to collide with space waste, you have to make sure that a hostile alien does not explode through your torso, and you have to eat all kinds of strange and freeze-dried meals. Those boring space meals turned out to have a negative impact — which is why NASA is willing to pay up to $ 500,000 for a good idea that might allow astronauts to grow and eat fresh food in space during long-range space missions.
UPI Reports The US Space Agency (NASA) and the Canadian Space Agency have collaborated in the Deep Space Food Challenge, during which participants can win cash prizes for their ideas related to transporting, producing and distributing fresh food in space. You can find all the details at Deep Space Food Challenge website, Including the schedule for the challenge. (Hint: Stage 1 registration closes May 28, with application deadline July 30.) According to the Challenge website, up to 20 U.S. teams with the highest scores will receive $ 25,000 per NASA team before they compete in Stage 2. Location is not Clear about the prize for winning the second stage, but specifies «up to $ 500,000». Also, some great bragging rights.
Before you get too excited, remember that any spaceship will have a minimum of the resources, space, and facilities to prepare a delicious meal. Astronauts also don’t have much time to grow or prepare their food. Finally, NASA did Tried and failed to grow food in space Several times, including greens, radish and various nutrients planted with yeast. Think you are up to the task? Teams can be from the United States, Canada and others Register online now. If you win, your idea may boldly go where no authority has gone before.