If you’re going to the moon to plant your flag, make sure to choose your pre-flight meal wisely. One astronaut, we assume, will learn this lesson the hard way, in this mock commercial for beans by visual effects studio Cinesite. Please enjoy.
Try not to panic, but there’s a fresh grape tomato orbiting the Earth. The good news, is that it doesn’t appear to be part of large globular alien race, or some weird government experiment involving farming in space.
No, the tomato traveling at 4.791 miles per second around the Earth will most likely end up in astronaut Koichi Wakata‘s salad. Wakata is aboard the International Space Station, and as he puts it, “One fresh tomato for dinner makes us happy in space. It came up with us on Soyuz TMA-11M two weeks ago.”
And if not, I for one welcome our new tomato overlords.
If that package of Tang isn’t enough to make you feel like a real astronaut, then perhaps it’s time to suck some freeze-dried pot roast through a tube.
Leftover from NASA’s Apollo lunar program — the ‘moon food’ is currently on sale to the highest bidder in an online auction.
Amazingly unappetizing but wholly unique freeze-dried ‘moon food.’ This particular example, labeled “Beef Pot Roast,” measures 2 x 3.5 x .75 and rests within a 5 x 6.5 sealed pouch to which a nozzle is attached. The label also bears the simple heating instructions: “3 oz. hot water. 5-10 minutes.” All of the food was prepared by adding hot or cold water through the nozzle. The food was then squeezed into the mouth through a flat tube stored in the package.