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NASA Develops Vegan Menu For Mars Mission
.finedininglovers.com ^ | July 24, 2012 | Rose Y.Colón on

Posted on 11/23/2012 12:16:51 PM PST by BenLurkin

Next time NASA sends astronauts to Mars in the 2030s they won't be eating freeze dried food or liquid meals. That's so last millenium. On their projected mission to Mars NASA astronauts will eat 100% vegan meals complete with fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the spaceship.

How is this possible? It's all thanks to the research being done by NASA's Advanced Food Technology (AFT) project. Since Mars has some gravity, the AFT researchers believe astronauts will be able to chop, cook vegetables and even grow their own plants using hydroponics.

The six to eight astronauts that will participate in the Mars mission will require enough food for three years. Mars is so far away that NASA won't be able to send food every six months like they do for the International Space Station. Neither will they be able to preserve meat or dairy for such a long period. according to senior research scientist Maya Cooper.

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Will they all have a Rosie Colon?
1 posted on 11/23/2012 12:16:58 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

If we find that Obama’s margin of victory was the result of 100% of the Martian vote, we may someday have a constituency supporting a manned mission to Mars.


2 posted on 11/23/2012 12:22:19 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: BenLurkin

Boy oh boy.

Where do I sign up for this flight?


3 posted on 11/23/2012 12:23:23 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

I didn’t claw may way to the top of the atmosphere to eat vegetables!


4 posted on 11/23/2012 12:24:43 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: BenLurkin
Next time NASA sends astronauts to Mars .. . . . .

NEXT time!?? When has NASA RVER sent astronauts to Mars???

5 posted on 11/23/2012 12:24:43 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: DustyMoment
That was supposed to be a secret!
6 posted on 11/23/2012 12:26:24 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: null and void

Vegetables are what food eats.


7 posted on 11/23/2012 12:28:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Things may get tense if the crops fail.


8 posted on 11/23/2012 12:31:08 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

It looks like meat is back on the menu, boys!


9 posted on 11/23/2012 12:32:49 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: RightGeek
Things may get tense if the crops fail.

Meat will be back on the menu. That obnoxious guy? He didn't get voted off the island, he got promoted to the oven.

/johnny

10 posted on 11/23/2012 12:33:02 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void
Less than a minute, nully, less than a minute. Sigh.

/johnny

11 posted on 11/23/2012 12:34:30 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
Since it is hard to get vegan protein without beans, I would suggest that they lay in a supply of Beano:

Unless they are bottling the gas as rocket and/or cooking fuel.

12 posted on 11/23/2012 12:35:24 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: BenLurkin
It's all thanks to the research being done by NASA's Advanced Food Technology (AFT) project.

Nice to know NASA is spending tax dollars funding a study developing a meal plan for a non-existant manned mission to Mars on a vehicle which does not exist, boosted into space on a rocket which does not exist. At this point, we lack our own manned vehicle system to boost a man into orbit much less send them to Mars. This is as foolish as picking out the upholstery for an interstellar FTL craft.

13 posted on 11/23/2012 12:40:59 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: BenLurkin
"Neither will they be able to preserve meat or dairy for such a long period."

Problem solved.

14 posted on 11/23/2012 12:49:43 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: DustyMoment
NEXT time!?? When has NASA RVER sent astronauts to Mars???

You'll have to ask Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) about that.

US flag planted on Mars?

15 posted on 11/23/2012 12:52:00 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

16 posted on 11/23/2012 12:54:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

They should send Moochelle and Paul McCartney up there to oversee the operation and to make sure the astronauts stick to the menu. That would get rid of two vegetables here on earth too!


17 posted on 11/23/2012 12:54:51 PM PST by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: BenLurkin

They should send Moochelle and Paul McCartney up there to oversee the operation and to make sure the astronauts stick to the menu. That would get rid of two vegetables here on earth too!


18 posted on 11/23/2012 12:54:51 PM PST by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: Flick Lives

You win——Post of the thread and exactly right.

NASA is busy making friends with Muslims, I don’t know how thwy find the time to work on a menu for a project that doesn’t exist.


19 posted on 11/23/2012 12:57:20 PM PST by Venturer
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To: howlinhound

If they act like most vegans ,Martians will have every right to destroy us.


20 posted on 11/23/2012 12:57:20 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, now that the menu is set, the rest is just details.


21 posted on 11/23/2012 12:58:28 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: null and void

in the book PACKING FOR MARS which is a hoot there is a story about recyling waste. everyone knows about urine and it really doesn’t bother folks that much but the boffins on stage then starting discussing recycling human solid waste for food. an astronaut ended that discussion when he stood up and said. “we are not going to spend 6 months flying back from mars eating sh**burgers!”


22 posted on 11/23/2012 1:01:02 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: everyone

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23 posted on 11/23/2012 1:03:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: BenLurkin

This will cause someone to crack and destroy the ship.


24 posted on 11/23/2012 1:05:05 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: Bob

LOL!!!!


25 posted on 11/23/2012 1:12:52 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Shut NASA down. If there ever was a pie-in-the-sky, over-blown, over-budget outfit, this is it. I don’t care where we came from, but I do know where we are going....down the toilet. You can’t live on ChiCom cash forever.


26 posted on 11/23/2012 1:15:37 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: null and void

If you can claw your way to the top of the atmosphere carrying a cow, you’re welcome to all the steak you can eat in space.


27 posted on 11/23/2012 1:26:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin
Neither will they be able to preserve meat or dairy for such a long period. according to senior research scientist Maya Cooper.

Maya Cooper has a lot to learn. Maybe she should check out Mountain House or Augusson Farms. Or any 'prepper' website, for that matter. Maybe some of those millions of freeze dried meals the Government bought could be packed along. They're light, fairly good eating, and while not cheap, aren't too far out of line...and they keep for 20-30 years. (Powdered milk, freeze dried cheeze, powdered eggs, freeze dried beef, turkey, and chicken...)

28 posted on 11/23/2012 1:26:29 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Delta Dawn

100% vegan meals

that means no Russians


29 posted on 11/23/2012 1:27:27 PM PST by molson209
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To: dfwgator

Sheila Jackson is so dumb and stupid!
She would loose a spelling bee of four letter words to a Babboon! even if thew four letter words were drawn from the top 5 curse words!


30 posted on 11/23/2012 1:34:34 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Send the Obama family.


31 posted on 11/23/2012 1:45:15 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: BenLurkin
We can send all libs to a permanent Martian colony. Code name: Operation PETA...Progressives Exiting the Atmosphere
32 posted on 11/23/2012 1:46:24 PM PST by twister881
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To: BenLurkin

What happened to the Freeze Dried Steaks, Pork Chops, Burgers etc that have a guarantted shelf life of 25 Years!
Did we find H2O on Mars yet with our multi Billion Dollar Rovers up there yet? What are the Astronauts going to eat during the year and a half ride to Mars? Then are they going to stay there for the year hoping something finally grows, before they spend a year and a half returning?
Sounds like the NASA DIRECTOR has been extremely successful in accomplishing His Top Priority Assignment given to him by Obama HUSSEIN! He clearly has Islamic Muslim Terrorists still stuck in the Seventh Century level of Intelligence and Knowledge planning America’s 2030 Trip to Mars with Non Existent Hardware, Resources and shear Stupidity!
I am Glad I believe in Our GOD and NOT their ALLAH! and his Prophet, Obama HUSSEIN as declared by the Madman Farrakkon!


33 posted on 11/23/2012 1:49:11 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Maya Cooper says meat and dairy cannot be preserved for a 3 year period. MRE’s stored at 50 degrees F will last 5 years. Dehydrated meat can store with quality as long as 25 years. In the clod arid environment of space, storage conditions would be near ideal.

Clearly, meats can be preserved that long. This twit proves that NASA has become a joke. This sounds like another “Hansen” situation.
Some Vegans working at NASA, have decided with messianic zeal, that astronausts should all be vegans.

And vegan means they have decided that it is a pure vegetable diet. This is a jihad, not a serious scientist.


34 posted on 11/23/2012 1:54:05 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Flick Lives

What we have now is a golden age on Earth, and taking it too far is a waste of time and money.


35 posted on 11/23/2012 1:58:00 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: JRandomFreeper

I think that’s why NASA created the new astronaut position, “Community Organizer”. In case of emergency the most useless crewman becomes food.


36 posted on 11/23/2012 2:01:17 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DesertRhino
Some Vegans working at NASA, have decided with messianic zeal, that astronausts should all be vegans.

I'm not going to be too specific, but look up 'low residue meals fighter pilot'.

I've made those meals for fighter pilots looking forward to ferrying single seat fighter aircraft across oceans in 14 hour+ flights with in-flight refueling.

Those meals don't include a bunch of cabbage and beans.

/johnny

37 posted on 11/23/2012 2:10:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

they’ve obviously never heard of powdered mikl, beef jerky, and some sausages that last virtually (seemingly) forever.


38 posted on 11/23/2012 2:33:09 PM PST by terycarl
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To: cripplecreek
If you can claw your way to the top of the atmosphere carrying a cow, you’re welcome to all the steak you can eat in space.

one pound of dried meat weighs the same as one pound of cauliflower

39 posted on 11/23/2012 2:40:02 PM PST by terycarl
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe NASA can buy the Twinkie company. Those things last forever in any environment.


40 posted on 11/23/2012 2:56:56 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: BenLurkin

No, they’ll all be farting up a storm that will drive the module pressurization regulators crazy.


41 posted on 11/23/2012 3:24:17 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: G Larry
Well, it is the "red" planet, after all.
42 posted on 11/23/2012 4:17:03 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: BenLurkin

I was only in Las Vegan once. They seemed to have a lot of buffets. Looked like a lot of ham and beef at those casinos. I guess things have changed.


43 posted on 11/23/2012 4:45:24 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: terycarl
Remember when John Glenn went on the space shuttle? They made a big deal about how the meat needed no refrigeration because it was exposed to xrays, killing off all bacteria.

And yeah, I like the idea above of hanging the meat "outside" in the cargo bay. Talk about a deep freezer.

44 posted on 11/23/2012 5:56:08 PM PST by boop ("I need another Cutty Sark"-LBJ)
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To: BenLurkin
If they have to suffer a vegan diet all the way to Mars and by chance happen to find some kind of life form that can be eaten, that resembles any type of a meat dish. Would the first supply ship request to NASA include a large amount of Kingsford Charcoal?
45 posted on 11/23/2012 6:07:23 PM PST by SledgeCS (Good Men Died. Obama Lied. Impeach the LYING COWARD!!!)
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