The famous Spanish chef José Andrés has established cooperation with Axiom Space. The Space Crew Dragon Crew Dragon will deliver a number of first-class food to the International Space Station (ISS) this spring as part of the Ax-1 mission.
According to available information, the menu consists mainly of Spanish delicacies, including the world-famous paella.
“Before I started dreaming of feeding people in space, I dreamed of feeding people underwater, like Jules Verne,” Andrés told Food & Wine. “So I think feeding people is the biggest challenge for me, especially on the fringes of the known world.”
This time without dehydration
Of course, this will not be the first time that astronauts on the ISS will be able to enjoy selected delicacies – NASA has repeatedly allowed them to do so in the past.
“The problem is that NASA has done very well over the years,” Andrés said. “They made a lot of meals. So the question was, can we come up with something else, something new? ”
As he ponders this question, Andrés concludes that he will omit the dehydration that is otherwise commonly used in the preparation of dishes intended for human consumption. Instead, he decided to prepare “paella, which we cook like paella and which tastes and looks like paella”.