Chinese astronauts on the Shenzhou mission will choose 12 meals from more than 120 dishes during their three-month stay in orbit. Tianzhou 2 docked cargo space launched last May.
According to the website,spaceAmong the 6.8 tons of supplies provided by the spacecraft were a range of basic foods and drinks, including a variety of teas, juices and soups, and the spacecraft also transported coolers for storing fresh fruits and vegetables.
Huang Weifen, China’s chief astronaut trainer, told CCTV Television shows that foods are usually solid, boneless, in small pieces and chosen to meet the personal tastes of the astronauts.
Meals include shredded pork in garlic sauce, chicken and beef with black pepper, and pickled cabbage.
“We have equipped the space station with a kitchen and a microwave oven, so the astronauts have more ways to heat food than before,” Huang added, explaining, “They can eat hot food whenever they need.”
And astronauts can use condiments such as ham and pepper sauce to help adjust to the temporary loss of taste in microgravity.
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