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Find Out How Garlic Bread Tastes After Being Sent to the Edge of Space

Find Out How Garlic Bread Tastes After Being Sent to the Edge of Space

Most of us think of “space food” as those freeze-dried dishes astronauts eat, like the cardboard-esque ice cream you buy at the science museum. But those are just foods designed to be eaten in space. What about eating something that has actually been to space and back? For example: some tasty garlic bread that’s been shipped to the edge of Earth and the cosmos, only to come back down to your hungry hands? Turns out that type of space food would still be delicious! Just cold.

YouTuber Tom Scott and his team sent some warm, homemade garlic bread into the stratosphere 35 kilometers high (nearly 22 miles) using a weather balloon. But unlike others who have also done this with food, they wanted to actually consume it, so they rigged up a styrofoam box with a motor so it would snap shut ensuring that when it landed it wouldn’t be eaten by animals or covered in dirt.

So what was it like to eat this whole new concept of space food? Not bad at all apparently, albeit pretty cold in the middle. The bread became completely frozen as it hit the stratosphere, before being slightly warmed up as it edged closer to space. Maybe this isn’t the best way to prep dishes here on Earth, but at least it doesn’t taste like cardboard.

What food do you want to send to space? Serve up your best ideas in the comments section below.

Featured Image: Tom Scott

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