The Year That Was: Food in Space

OK, I promised you at the end of the previous Year That Was post that I'd do something a bit more fun. Does this qualify?


Outer space alone is vast, mysterious, and profound. But once humans start putting things in space, the concept goes from sublime to ridiculous at light speed. I mean, monkeys? Pigs? Food?

Yes, food.

In 2008, space got spicy with kimchi. A new ringed object was spotted when bagels went up on a Space Shuttle mission. We found out that outer space smells like steak. And the Japanese made space beer. And, oh yeah, this weird space food sticks video made the rounds on all the blogs.

Yes, food brings space absurdity to a new level. A new, astronautically delicious level.

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