Seeing How This Astronaut Makes Tortillas In Space Will Make Your Cooking Skills Seem Boring

Seeing How This Astronaut Makes Tortillas In Space Will Make Your Cooking Skills Seem Boring

If I had a dollar for every time I was told to stop playing with my food, I’d have a lot a dollars! And no, I’m not just talking about when I was a child. I was a well behaved child and have played with my food much more since I became an adult than I ever would have dreamed as a child. Trust me, I am far from a good example for the kids, but they sure have a lot of fun when we hang out.

I encountered quite a few emotions watching this astronaut food prep video. On one hand, I was feeling bad for the amount of extra effort that the astronaut had to exert while completing a simple chore, such as making a meal. After a few moments, I came up with solutions of what I would do if I were in that situation. Finally, I became a little jealous of the amazing antics involved in actualizing your meals in an anti-gravity environment, it looks like a lot of fun. I was especially jealous when I looked down to see the hole in my foot from dropping the blender blade earlier this week!

Take a look at the video below as this astronaut food prep video illustrates the struggles and skills that astronauts have to deal with in outer space.

I guess if you’re an astronaut, you’re not likely to get yelled at for playing with your food. Perhaps I should have stuck with my dreams of becoming an astronaut, if for no other reason than wanting the act of playing with my food to be socially acceptable. I don’t really care. I’ll do what I want anyway, but you get my point. It’s crazy how we take gravity for granted after seeing the struggles of making a meal in space. Sure, there’s got to be easier ways to do things, but where’s the fun in that? It looks like there’s a magnet board in front of her that would be great for holding the tortilla down while you prepare your meal. Just a couple pieces of metal on top of the tortilla would be as easy as fastening a piece of coloring book artwork to the fridge with a magnet. Personally I think the fun anti-gravity way of prepping her food is the only way to go! I can only imagine the things that make zero gravity a really difficult force to deal with. I’m sure that in space, astronaut food prep is the least of their worries!

Source: European Space Agency, ESA

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