Cooking in Space!

I seem to have fallen down one of those internet rabbit holes that periodically appear.  I have no idea what chain of links I followed that took me to this video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield making a peanut butter sandwich in space (I know I did arrive via his in-space performance of Bowie’s Space Oddity, which is also fascinating), but it’s absolutely fascinating.  Quite aside from the fact that watching someone just floating around in zero gravity never gets old, it’s the cool stuff which is obvious if you think about it, like the way you can’t just put food down and expect it to stay there.  I thought at first that all the spinning of objects in mid-air was showing off, but on reflection, it’s a practical way of using their momentum to keep them in basically the same place…

(and then, of course, you have the honey with velcro on the lid so that you don’t *have* to keep it spinning constantly.)

Anyway, I thought it was pretty cool.  Maybe you will, too.


One year ago: Eurovision random fridge brownies
Two years ago: Red Cabbage, German Style
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2 comments for “Cooking in Space!

  1. May 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I just showed the video to my son and he was glued to the computer. Has since declared that he wants to be an astronaut! Lol

    • Catherine
      May 25, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      I watch that video and *I* want to be an astronaut!

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