[sarex] ISS TO GET SPECIAL MEALS
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Sun Aug 6 03:10:52 PDT 2006
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Johnson Space Center, Houston
Station Crew to 'Kick It Up a Notch' With Chef Emeril Lagasse
The crew of the International Space Station will indulge next week in
the ultimate “take-out” food, a meal delivered by a NASA space shuttle
and designed by chef Emeril Lagasse of the Food Network's "Emeril Live."
After tasting several of Lagasse's creations, the three-person crew will
talk to the chef at 1:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 10 in a special hookup carried
live on NASA TV.
Lagasse sent NASA some of his special recipes for potential use in
space. After the required testing and processing, five different meals
were selected. Emeril's Mardi Gras jambalaya, mashed potatoes with
bacon, green beans with garlic, rice pudding and mixed fruit were
delivered to the station aboard the shuttle Discovery in July.
The station is home to NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonaut
Pavel Vinogradov and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter.
Station crews usually live and work in space for six months. "Our
research has indicated that quality, appetizing food is important for
the health and morale of astronauts during space missions, especially
long ones," said NASA's Vickie Kloeris, who oversees the development and
distribution of food on the space station.
Menu options for shuttle and station crews are more extensive than ever
before, with about 200 U.S. food items available. Russian food also is
available. For more information about food in space, visit:
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