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HI-SEAS crew attend a week long cooking school at Cornell University. Photo Credit: Dr. Sian Proctor

News Channel 9 article and video on the HI-SEAS mission: Ithaca (WSYR-TV) — Nine people have been chosen by NASA for a study on food for deep space travel. It started off this week with an intense tasting and training session at a Cornell University test kitchen.

So, just what are they cooking up for an eventual trip to Mars? It’s nothing fancy. Crew members are learning how to make bread, which could one day prove vital for astronauts on Mars.

“Food is hugely important for the psychology of the crew, so learning about these very basic food things that have a huge psychological impact is absolutely crucial for a mission like this,” said crew member Angelo Verneulen. Continue reading article: Space food being cooked up at Cornell University.