Interplanetary Gastronomy

A multi-year culinary exploration of the transformation of ingredients in zero gravity.

Space Food Helmet (2019). Photo: Tony Luong for WIRED

Parabolic flights reproduce gravity-free conditions in an aircraft through a parabolic maneuver of alternating upward and downward arcs interspersed with level flight. They provide a microgravity environment for scientists to conduct research without going into space. 

Space Food Helmet (2019). Photo: Jimmy Day

3D printing: Biniam Kebede
Glove box fabrication: Peter Dilworth

Supported by: MIT Space Exploration Initiative

Special thanks: 

WIRED | March Cover Story | Algae Caviar, Anyone? What We’ll Eat on the Journey to Mars
WIRED Japan | Filling the Void
MIT The Tech | What’s it like to design a meal that floats?