Manama, June 21 (BNA) The National Space Science Authority (NSSA) has challenged amateurs and cooking professionals and aspirants to prepare a recipe that can be used for astronauts, in line with its goals related to promoting space science among young people.
The authority said that each contestant will be tasked with conducting research on the nutritional requirements of the astronauts, and then presenting their findings with their creative recipe, and each contestant will have to submit a 10-minute video containing the recipe and method of preparing the dish, and supporting documents for choosing the ingredients of the recipe and scientific data to support Suitability of the recipe for astronauts.
The top 10 applicants will be selected to move on to the judging panel, which includes a selection of professional Bahraini chefs, followed by announcing the top three chefs among the applicants.
The first three winners will receive several prizes including: a shield, a certificate, a STEM educational kit and souvenirs from the National Space Science Authority for their efforts and creative contributions, and all participants will receive an electronic certificate.
This competition aims to raise awareness of the importance of various jobs in the fields of space, explain the role of food scientists in preparing food for astronauts, and encourage students to engage in space science in fun and challenging ways, research and increase scientific knowledge.
The competition is open to Bahrainis between the ages of seven and 12 and entries can be submitted in either Arabic or English. The last day to submit their videos is July 20, 2021.