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2012-07-17 10:29:06 AM
Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.
 
2012-07-17 10:30:45 AM
"Life support" is a Red plot to keep the US out of space.
 
2012-07-17 10:37:28 AM
If I'm going to frickin' Mars someone damn sure better have been thinking about what I'm going to eat.
 
2012-07-17 11:10:29 AM
Subby is an idiot.
Asinine tag for you, subtard?
 
2012-07-17 11:10:33 AM

FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.


I dunno about that. I'm 100% certain there will be meat products available.
 
2012-07-17 11:11:35 AM
Because without c, how will you survive a or b?
gymfinity.files.wordpress.com not this...
 
2012-07-17 11:11:53 AM
By the 2030s, lab grown meat will be viable.
 
2012-07-17 11:12:16 AM
Menus is the bread planet, no?

/got nothin
 
2012-07-17 11:12:28 AM
Can we disband NASA yet? Sell of technologies to the private sector and blend the rest into the national science foundation, who oversee a great percentage of astrophysics and related research as it is.
 
2012-07-17 11:13:42 AM

This text is now purple: FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

I dunno about that. I'm 100% certain there will be meat products available.


Seriously. Beef jerky? Spam? Chef Boyardee? There are plenty of meat products that last 6 months to a year.
 
2012-07-17 11:15:21 AM

FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.


In a few hundred years most of the population will have to become mostly vegetarian due to not enough land space for cows,pigs,etc.
 
2012-07-17 11:17:05 AM

Proteios1: Can we disband NASA yet? Sell of technologies to the private sector and blend the rest into the national science foundation, who oversee a great percentage of astrophysics and related research as it is.


No.

MindStalker: FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

In a few hundred years most of the population will have to become mostly vegetarian due to not enough land space for cows,pigs,etc.


Nonsense. We'll get our protein from Soylent Green!
 
2012-07-17 11:17:32 AM
I read menus as rhyming with Venus.
 
2012-07-17 11:18:30 AM

FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.



Cigarettes? Booze? Pot? good drugs?
 
2012-07-17 11:18:53 AM
Can we at least get tofu bacon or something. Because I swear if I dont get some meat type product Im gonna fatten up crew members for slaughter.
 
2012-07-17 11:19:03 AM
By all means, subby, pack them some PBJs.
 
2012-07-17 11:20:44 AM
If we're gonna do the A) B) C) meme for this, couldn't we have had D) Uranus as an option?

I mean seriously -- what are we, mature all of a sudden?

/heh, Uranus
//with Klingons orbiting it
 
2012-07-17 11:22:11 AM
FishyFred

Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

Well you picked the right generation to be a part of.

We aren't going anywhere.
 
2012-07-17 11:22:46 AM

MindStalker: FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

In a few hundred years most of the population will have to become mostly vegetarian due to not enough land space for cows,pigs,etc.


I doubt it. We'll have vat grown meat and animals like rabbits and guinea pigs don't take up much space and can be fed plant waste that humans can't eat.
 
2012-07-17 11:25:47 AM

Dinner: This text is now purple: FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

I dunno about that. I'm 100% certain there will be meat products available.

Seriously. Beef jerky? Spam? Chef Boyardee? There are plenty of meat products that last 6 months to a year.


I have 25 packages of salmon that have been in my closet for about a year that are sell by: 2014 to 2015. They are part of my apocalypse planning. 12 pack on Amazon These are $0.45/oz. They last for years and are light and easy to carry in an emergency.
 
2012-07-17 11:27:55 AM

This text is now purple: FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

I dunno about that. I'm 100% certain there will be meat products available.


It isn't possible to preserve those products long enough to take to Mars - and bringing a cow on the mission is not an option, Cooper jokes.


your looking at a mission that is supposed to take 2-1/2 years. I dont think anyone would want to eat a meat product that could stay viable for that long LOL

this tidbit though below really gets me

To ensure the vegetarian diet packs the right amount of protein, the researchers are designing a variety of dishes that include tofu and nuts, including a Thai pizza that has no cheese but is covered with carrots, red peppers, mushrooms, scallions, peanuts and a homemade sauce that has a spicy kick.


if it doesnt have cheese.. it isnt a pizza..IMO LOL
 
2012-07-17 11:28:49 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-17 11:28:55 AM

KnowEyeInnTeem: Dinner: This text is now purple: FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

I dunno about that. I'm 100% certain there will be meat products available.

Seriously. Beef jerky? Spam? Chef Boyardee? There are plenty of meat products that last 6 months to a year.

I have 25 packages of salmon that have been in my closet for about a year that are sell by: 2014 to 2015. They are part of my apocalypse planning. 12 pack on Amazon These are $0.45/oz. They last for years and are light and easy to carry in an emergency.


Good luck with that.....


www.fimdalinha.com
 
2012-07-17 11:30:13 AM
If you just make them eat nutrient infused bean paste for 900 meals in a sow they'll be murdering each other with screwdrivers subby.
 
2012-07-17 11:30:48 AM
didn't we already develop MRE's with a shelf life of a couple of years that have a meat product in them?
 
2012-07-17 11:31:22 AM
You're right, it is asinine for NASA to try to plan how to feed astronauts for a 2.5 year mission with no possibility of any sort of supply mission.
 
2012-07-17 11:33:48 AM

kattana: your looking at a mission that is supposed to take 2-1/2 years. I dont think anyone would want to eat a meat product that could stay viable for that long LOL


Ever hear of canned tuna?
 
2012-07-17 11:36:53 AM

KnowEyeInnTeem: I read menus as rhyming with Venus.


Guilty.
 
2012-07-17 11:38:08 AM

Proteios1: Can we disband NASA yet? Sell of technologies to the private sector and blend the rest into the national science foundation, who oversee a great percentage of astrophysics and related research as it is.


i235.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-17 11:41:28 AM
No meat?!?!?

Dr. Weir: You know nothing. Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse.
 
2012-07-17 11:46:58 AM
Consultant?
www.nndb.com
 
2012-07-17 11:49:59 AM
Not bringing meat makes sense considering how much energy goes into preserving it. Refrigeration would be difficult-to-impossible just on the trip there, let alone on the planet.

Tossing the meat outside to cool, planetside, also large problems. The energy spent to remove particulate is wasteful, and presents an unnecessary risk.

Not bringing meat is the least unfavorable option.
 
2012-07-17 11:51:33 AM
www.simplypsychology.org
 
2012-07-17 11:55:32 AM
KnowEyeInnTeem:
I have 25 packages of salmon that have been in my closet for about a year that are sell by: 2014 to 2015. They are part of my apocalypse planning. 12 pack on Amazon These are $0.45/oz. They last for years and are light and easy to carry in an emergency.


It's the shipping that gets you though
 
2012-07-17 11:58:05 AM

machoprogrammer: kattana: your looking at a mission that is supposed to take 2-1/2 years. I dont think anyone would want to eat a meat product that could stay viable for that long LOL

Ever hear of canned tuna?


yep. but that would add an unacceptable amount of weight from the can and the water/oil used for packaging. I'm doubting freeze dried tuna would last ,or even if it did, would be something one would want to eat after rehydrating.

you have to remember that weight is a KEY factor here.
 
2012-07-17 12:05:27 PM
Subby sounds like he suffered malnutrition during some important brain formative years. And possibly leaded paint chips.
 
2012-07-17 12:09:47 PM

kattana: machoprogrammer: kattana: your looking at a mission that is supposed to take 2-1/2 years. I dont think anyone would want to eat a meat product that could stay viable for that long LOL

Ever hear of canned tuna?

yep. but that would add an unacceptable amount of weight from the can and the water/oil used for packaging. I'm doubting freeze dried tuna would last ,or even if it did, would be something one would want to eat after rehydrating.

you have to remember that weight is a KEY factor here.


Not to mention the smell. Or proper tuna juice disposal.
 
2012-07-17 12:12:57 PM
Uranus
 
2012-07-17 12:27:52 PM

dennysgod: You're right, it is asinine for NASA to try to plan how to feed astronauts for a 2.5 year mission with no possibility of any sort of supply mission.


no possibility? Why not shoot some supplies into space before them? Food's cheap, leave a trail of it.

Bonus would be you'd need less fuel on the trip for the people.
 
2012-07-17 12:33:02 PM
Menus? If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then are hermaphrodites from Menus?
 
2012-07-17 12:43:01 PM

kattana: machoprogrammer: kattana: your looking at a mission that is supposed to take 2-1/2 years. I dont think anyone would want to eat a meat product that could stay viable for that long LOL

Ever hear of canned tuna?

yep. but that would add an unacceptable amount of weight from the can and the water/oil used for packaging. I'm doubting freeze dried tuna would last ,or even if it did, would be something one would want to eat after rehydrating.

you have to remember that weight is a KEY factor here.


Retort pouch for the win?
 
2012-07-17 12:58:36 PM

FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.


Would you rather live alongside cows on a spacecraft? Or perhaps drink months-old milk? Not much option, really...
 
2012-07-17 01:00:34 PM

rockin_science: Menus? If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then are hermaphrodites from Menus?


No, menus are men with more desu.

i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-17 01:07:44 PM
Yet we still have to hitch hike into orbit because???????
Hey, at least it will be halal.
 
2012-07-17 01:21:26 PM

Dinner: This text is now purple: FishyFred: Already, Cooper's team of three has come up with about 100 recipes, all vegetarian because the astronauts will not have dairy or meat products available.

I don't want to be an astronaut anymore.

I dunno about that. I'm 100% certain there will be meat products available.

Seriously. Beef jerky? Spam? Chef Boyardee? There are plenty of meat products that last 6 months to a year.


That was actually a cannibalism joke.
 
2012-07-17 01:22:33 PM
That NASA thinks that they will still be around in 2030 is img1.fark.net.
 
2012-07-17 01:49:00 PM

NephilimNexus: That NASA thinks that they will still be around in 2030 is [img1.fark.net image 54x11].


I'd take your bet. I think its unlikely we'd stop funding space science and aeronautical research. It would be equivalent to de-funding NSF or NIH. Whether they play the same roll of developing their own flight-hardware: probably not, but that's a *good thing* IMHO. Better to fund the science and contract-out the engineering.
 
2012-07-17 02:31:27 PM

Gabrielmot: dennysgod: You're right, it is asinine for NASA to try to plan how to feed astronauts for a 2.5 year mission with no possibility of any sort of supply mission.

no possibility? Why not shoot some supplies into space before them? Food's cheap, leave a trail of it.

Bonus would be you'd need less fuel on the trip for the people.


That would require multiple spacecraft, and each one of them would need fuel, so you'd likely need more fuel that way (and fuel is one of the biggest costs in space travel, if not THE biggest).

One proposal is to launch a dormant habitat module filled with preserved food and other useful equipment (such as a hydrogen fuel generator) in advance of the manned mission. It has the advantage that the supplies wouldn't be burdened by the weight of life-support systems, but I'm not a rocket scientist, so I don't know if that would actually be cheaper than one big spacecraft.
 
2012-07-17 02:55:59 PM

anfrind: Gabrielmot: dennysgod: You're right, it is asinine for NASA to try to plan how to feed astronauts for a 2.5 year mission with no possibility of any sort of supply mission.

no possibility? Why not shoot some supplies into space before them? Food's cheap, leave a trail of it.

Bonus would be you'd need less fuel on the trip for the people.

That would require multiple spacecraft, and each one of them would need fuel, so you'd likely need more fuel that way (and fuel is one of the biggest costs in space travel, if not THE biggest).

One proposal is to launch a dormant habitat module filled with preserved food and other useful equipment (such as a hydrogen fuel generator) in advance of the manned mission. It has the advantage that the supplies wouldn't be burdened by the weight of life-support systems, but I'm not a rocket scientist, so I don't know if that would actually be cheaper than one big spacecraft.


I would imagine their mission plan has something pretty similar to this. Send a smaller unmanned craft ahead of the manned mission, filled with fuel, building supplies, and seeds to be used by the crew while on the surface. The unmanned craft is left in orbit around Mars, until the manned mission catches up and docks with it.
 
2012-07-17 02:57:57 PM

TheDirtyNacho: By the 2030s, lab grown meat will be viable.


If lab grown meat is viable, I certainly don't want to be locked in a confined space with it.

/I need the "Idon'tthinkthatmeanswhatyouthinkitmeans.jpg"
 
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