Video: Fine dining in microgravity

An astronaut aboard the ISS prepares one of her favorite meals – quinoa salad with tomato, mackerel and leek cream in a warm tortilla. Here’s how it’s done in space.

In addition to the regular menu, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are allowed to choose “bonus foods” that represent their own tastes and help to remind them of home. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is currently living on board the International Space Station (ISS) for a long-duration mission. Here Samantha shows us how she manages to cook one of her bonus food recipes in microgravity: a quinoa salad with dried tomatoes, mackerel and leek cream, all wrapped in a warm tortilla. Yum?

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Eleanor Imster