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?
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as an EarthSky.org Editor, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She and her husband live in Tennessee, where they enjoy guitar playing and singing. They have 2 grown sons.