Forget the January diet, let’s look at the culinary option from Barilla in Space!
Tomorrow (10th January), Barilla, a renowned Italian pasta brand (one of my favourites) will be sending their fusilli pasta to space as part of the Ax-3 mission to the International Space Station.
This isn’t just about giving astronauts a taste of delicious Italian pasta; it is also about important science, understanding how traditional foods like pasta can be adapted and enjoyed in the unique, zero-gravity environment of space whilst providing nutrition for the long-duration of these missions.
How incredible is that? Imagine floating in space and getting to enjoy some delicious Barilla fusilli! [I think a drizzle of extra virgin organic Italian olive oil, some salt and pepper and a garnish of basil would add that extra finesse, but appreciate it’s not possible in space… or is it?]
This initiative is a great example of how traditional Italian products can find their place even in the most extraordinary of environments, like outer space, while contributing to scientific understanding and providing a sense of comfort and normalcy to astronauts during their missions.