Indian scientists have been tasked with tackling a mission-critical part of their country's plan to get a man into orbit by 2015: Just how to cook up a decent space curry. According to the Times, military boffins from the Defence Food Research Laboratory face considerable culinary challenges in presenting traditional dishes …
Shurely the British Space Dish would be chicken tikka masala.
Mines the one with a couple of cans of wife beater in the pocket.
Antisocial space foods
Quote: "... South Korea’s first astronaut, Ko San, last year visited the International Space Station suitably supplied with kimchi, a national delicacy of fermented cabbage. ..."
I dunno, eating fermented cabbage while you are living in what is essentially an air-tight tin can doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I bet his crewmates were thrilled.
<< Mines the spacesuit with the odor-eater gusset insert.
the zero gravity chip butty. Bliss
British food in space...
Thats what they are working on, the national dish these days is a tika massala after all.
Waste recycling costs will also have to be factored in
Given recent performance of the ISS what hope for the bogs on the curry laden mission
Onion Bahji Pot Noodle! That would be well worth the cost of the entire space programme!
Wind factor 10
I can't be alone in suffering from voluminous and very smelly wind after eating onion bhajis. Surely not ideal for confined spaces with limited air!
Easy. Just two giant Yorkshire Puds, one inverted upon the other, with he mash, sausage, and other gubbins in the middle.
Just add heat and recycled pee.
They'll regret it the following morning.
1) The space bog'll look like it's been resprayed in British Leyland Harvest Gold by a drunk using a lawn sprinkler.
2) Any "side effects" will have to be lived with as opening the windows to let some fresh air in is off the cards. Looking at six more weeks in an environment of mixed curry sweat and bowel-processed fried onion would cause anyone to go batshit insane.
3) The recycled water'll have a suspicious cardamon flavour for weeks afterwards.
4) The zero-gee environment will prevent the puke from forming a convenient and easily removed puddle on the floor.
Also, the weight of the requisite bottles of Kingfisher is going to be a logistics nightmare in the payload of the next resupply.
British space food
microwave kebabs. nuff said.
We can't help but wonder what dishes would be on a British space programme menu
That would be curry then?
It would have to be flat ,... same with coke ,pop etc. Stomach cramps.
Don't think the iss is QUITE up to deep space 9 standards yet!
Why's it a problem?
Can't they just swing it around really quickly to give at least a WEAK pull outwards? It's not zero-gravity- and it 's certainly not easy or cheap. But it'd work okay.
mmm.... space Lager.
On a more serious note, I'm really quite glad that they're concentrating on the important bits of space travel- what you'd eat.
first it starts with bhajis
what next? the mutton vindaloo beast? pass me the cans of JMC Issue lager
the only thing that can kill a vindaloo ;-)
Wouldn't it be easier
if they had it delivered?
Dave Lister's time has come
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.
What's the problem?
I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. The last time you had a curry night you drank 14 cans of Stella and thought it would be funny to stuff popadoms in all my data ports.
Already well researched
Everyone knows the ship's food replicator will supply easy-to-eat food substances, in a variety of colours and flavours, which are almost entirely unlike curry.
Pot Noodle Appreciation
Pot Noodle is already a close technological second to space curry. Every pea, noodle, indeterminate meat bit and so on is individually coated with non-stick stuff to allow even warming/softening, and all have to cook through (not sure that's quite the right term) in 2 mins. It can be stuck on shelves for years, yet with a bit of hot water and stirring, no two pieces of sweetcorn will stick together. It's a notable achievement.
@Antisocial space foods
>>I dunno, eating fermented cabbage while you are living in what is essentially an air-tight tin can doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I bet his crewmates were thrilled.
Especially given the other major ingredients are garlic (lots) and red pepper. Breath, pores, and flatulent emmisions
The real breakthrough will be
The low-g deep fat fryer. Critical enabling technology.
Mines the flame retardant one with the full face visor as the prospect of globules of 200c fat in low-g is not appealing.
Zero-G Pot Noddle?
But how will they pour the water out of the kettle?
Spicy Foods in orbit call for a new clothing allowance
They've already developed charcoal filtered underwear here on Earth. The Indian (...and Brit) space flights need to be combined with a shipment of these space shorts to allow the rest of the crew to live with the discharge.
Geek Chic glasses enclosed.