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NASA Developing Food Bars for Mars Missions

A journey to Mars presents many challenges, not the least of which will be how to feed the astronauts during what is expected to be a six-month journey to the Red Planet. To that end, the U.S. space agency NASA is working to create lightweight food bars that provide calories without adding a lot of extra weight to the Orion spacecraft and the massive booster needed to get to Mars. Unlike the International Space Station, where astronauts can choose from more than 200 food items, that’s...

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