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Eating in space--from an astronaut's perspectiveFood systems and meal components are constantly under review and development at the National Aerospace and Space Administration. The goal of this work is to generate a diet that meets the nutrient requirements of astronauts and satiates them. The constraints involved in shorter- and longer-term missions are described. The insight provided by observations of astronauts from the Skylab and Shuttle eras will allow researchers to consider the fact that, for any nutritional regimen to work, it must consider the limitations and taste buds of the individuals involved. Otherwise, the best diet design generated by their work may never be consumed.
Document ID
20040088069
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Kerwin, Joseph (Wyle Laboratories Houston, Texas 77058, United States)
Seddon, Rhea
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 2002
Publication Information
Publication: Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Volume: 18
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0899-9007
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Review, Tutorial
short duration
manned
Flight Experiment
Review
long duration
STS Shuttle Project
Skylab Project