NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Comparison of Soviet and US space food and nutrition programsThe Soviet Space Food and Nutrition programs are compared with those of the U.S. The Soviets established the first Space Food programs in 1961, when one of the Soviet Cosmonauts experienced eating in zero gravity. This study indicates that some major differences exist between the two space food and nutrition programs regarding dietary habits. The major differences are in recommended nutrient intake and dietary patterns between the cosmonauts and astronauts. The intake of protein, carbohydrates and fats are significantly higher in cosmonaut diets compared to astronauts. Certain mineral elements such as phosphorus, sodium and iron are also significantly higher in the cosmonauts' diets. Cosmonauts also experience intake of certain unconventional food and plant extracts to resist stress and increase stamina.
Document ID
19890010688
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ahmed, Selina (Texas Southern Univ. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Lyndon B.
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

Available Downloads

NameType 19890010688.pdf STI