AW: [FPSPACE] Astrofoodies
Dietrich.Haeseler at space.eads.net
Thu Dec 9 02:54:00 EST 2004
Is there a problem for the astronauts to fit into the ORLAN spacesuits due to the rich nutrition ?
email: Dietrich.Haeseler at space.eads.net
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> Von: Allen Thomson [mailto:thomsona at flash.net]
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. Dezember 2004 22:47
> An: fpspace at friends-partners.org
> Betreff: [FPSPACE] Astrofoodies
> This is, if nothing else, weird. But I wonder if it has
> something to say
> about supply margins on, for example, an extended Moon or
> Mars mission.
> Maybe appetite control methods should be something to consider.
> Also, a 25% increase in food consumption presumably means a
> ~25% increase in
> caloric intake. That's not trivial if the baseline
> consumption rate was
> intended to maintain a constant body mass. Is there a
> nutritionist in the
> house who could comment?
Station Nearly Empty Of Food
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (UPI)
Dec 07, 2004
The old cliche about eating one out of house and home applies even in outer
space. NASA is drawing up possible emergency plans to evacuate the
International Space Station because the two-man crews are eating more than
predicted, potentially causing a critical food shortage weeks earlier than
The crunch date is Dec. 23, when a Russian automated space freighter
containing seven extra food containers is due to be launched from Baikonur,
Kazakhstan, reaching the station two days later. Assuming the launch goes as
planned, NASA officials say they do not expect to order the crew to return
to Earth early.
If the craft is destroyed or delayed however, temporary evacuation is
likely. Cmdr. Leroy Chiao and Russian flight engineer Salizhan Sharipov will
then have to consume less. The astronauts are now eating about 25 percent
more food than expected. NASA engineers console themselves with the thought
that the Progress cargo ships have a solid record.
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