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Space Food Insights is a collection of questions, answers, and information relevant to NASA's space food program and the needs of the current space food system. Regular contributors to this site are Vicki Kloeris, manager of Shuttle and ISS food systems at Johnson Space Center and authorized technical representative for NASA FTCSC, and Dr. Charles Bourland, food scientist and NASA FTCSC consultant.

Space Food Insight Archives

A brief look at factors related to developing foods and food-processing technologies for space.

Packaging foods for flight NASA FTCSC News, July 2001

—Dr. Charles Bourland

Bone loss in space NASA FTCSC News, March 2002

—Vickie Kloeris

How did that shrimp get into space? NASA FTCSC News, May 2002

Is that "real" astronaut food? NASA FTCSC News, May 2002

—Vickie Kloeris

NASA and food irradiation— NASA FTCSC News, October 2002

—Dr. Charles Bourland

Astronaut contribution to the space food system— NASA FTCSC News,
October 2002

—Vickie Kloeris

Space food packaging— NASA FTCSC News, January 2003

—Dr. Charles Bourland

Fresh fruits and vegetables in space—NASA FTCSC News, January 2003

—Vickie Kloeris

Inventory management on ISS—NASA FTCSC News, May 2003

—Dr. Charles Bourland

How does NASA conduct shelf-life testing?— NASA FTCSC News, May 2003

—Vickie Kloeris

Russian Space Food— NASA FTCSC News, October 2003

—Dr. Charles Bourland

An In-Depth Look at Retort Pouches— NASA FTCSC News, October 2003

—Vickie Kloeris

Grounded Shuttle Restricts ISS Water Supply— NASA FTCSC News, April 2004

—Dr. Charles Bourland

ISS Makes Change to 10-Day Menu— NASA FTCSC News, April 2004

—Vickie Kloeris

Challenges for Space Food Systems— NASA FTCSC News, December 2004

—Dr. Charles Bourland

NASA's New Direction and Its Implications for Food Systems— NASA FTCSC News, December 2004

—Vickie Kloeris

Aromas and Odors in Space and Their Effect on Appetite— NASA FTCSC News, February 2005

—Dr. Charles Bourland

Nutrition Inside the Space Suit— NASA FTCSC News, February 2005

—Vickie Kloeris

 

 

Vickie Kloeris is the Subsystem Manager for Shuttle and ISS food systems at Johnson Space Center and Authorized Technical Representative for NASA FTCSC.—NASA Photo Kloeris photo
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Space Food Packaging Facts

 

packaging brochure

Space Food Packaging Facts Brochure (PDF)—
Featuring in-depth information on space food packaging
provided by Dr. Charles Bourland

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