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NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:36 am
by beforewisdom
Cornell volunteers spend month on diet for a smaller planet (Mars) and find low-salt, high-fiber tacos and candy out of this world
http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Ap ... t.ssl.html

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:41 am
by xrodolfox
Why wasn't I in this study?

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:13 pm
by beforewisdom
Word.

These people had nicer meals than what I make for myself on weeknights.

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:54 pm
by flightlessbirds
Cool, now I can say I'm on a 'space diet'!

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:58 pm
by Fallen_Horse
"She also noted that participants tended to lose between 3 and 7 pounds on the diet, probably because of its low sodium content."

Of course, no mention of how a vegan diet is usually very helpful for losing weight!

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:22 pm
by xrodolfox
<=== I'm getting ready for my next space mission.

That's what I'm telling relatives when they ask about my diet.

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:49 am
by Gelert
Interesting. Beats the "space food" dehydrated ice cream sandwich I was once given as a souvenir from a friend's trip to visit NASA.

I met a bloke a few months ago whose job is to road-test prototype space suits for Mars by mincing around glaciers with journalists in tow. Fun job.

He'd previously worked on developing protocols for doing CPR in zero gravity in case an astronaut choked on the ice cream sandwich or something.

He mumbled something about people working with dummies and sedated pigs in parabolic flights.

Perhaps that blows the vegan mars fantasy.

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:48 am
by Herbsman
[quote="xrodolfox"]<=== I'm getting ready for my next space mission.

That's what I'm telling relatives when they ask about my diet.

Spice missions are more exciting.

Re: NASA goes Vegan for Mars

PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:16 pm
by xrodolfox
If I tell my relatives I'm going on a Spice Mission they'll think this:
Image

Frankly, I rather do a space mission.

[img]http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/jsc40/gallery/lores/S65-34635.jpg[img]