Going to space is the ultimate adventure, but it's also fraught with challenges — some big and some small. The tiniest margin of error can determine if a mission is a success or a failure. But other concerns, though far less dramatic, are also important to those who venture into the final frontier. Concerns like what to make for dinner and how to eat it in zero gravity.
Astronaut Charlie Camarda and space nutritionist Sara Zwart chat with Dave Mosher of Popular Science, giving us an insider's perspective on some of the less-discussed challenges of life in space. They'll talk about what it's like to go to space, how astronauts keep themselves healthy in literally out-of-this-world conditions, and how space-based research is helping scientists better understand the human body and its needs, both on and off the Earth.
*Reception to follow.
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This event is part of the Mis/Adventures in Science Series.
In this three-part series you'll meet scientists whose research takes them outside the lab and into dangerous, accident-prone territory. Learn what to eat and not to eat in space, how to survive the deep freeze while still conducting research, and what happens when the animals you're studying aren't furry balls of love.
Come exploring with us!
• How to Make Eggs in Space, March 13, 2014
• Snownado: Surviving Frozen Science, April 8, 2014
• When Science Bites Back!, May 20, 2014