Startup is helping astronauts to bake bread in space
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We have seen a range of new ideas for preparing and cooking food, from monthly bread subscriptions to a smart oven that can set itself to cook whatever food is put inside it, but one thing technology has not cracked is how to bake bread in space. While bread is a staple here on Earth, in space a slice of toast can be deadly. The only time bread was eaten in space was on the 1965 Gemini 3. Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young smuggled a corned beef sandwich on board, took one bite, and quickly put it away after the crumbs began flying around in the microgravity – where they risked getting into the electrical panels and starting a fire. Sandwiches were banned from space after this, and astronauts have had to make due with bite-sized bread cubes and tortillas.
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