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If humans travel to Mars then by the time they come home all the food they eat will be five years old. Want a bite?

Food often gets overlooked in stories about space flight. Yet space food has a fascinating history and will become an ever-increasing challenge the further we journey into space.

Our guest today is Vickie Kloeris who worked in the NASA food program for 34 years and was head of food systems for both Shuttle and the International Space Station. She takes us on a potted history (or maybe that should be a freeze-dried history) of the history of food in space. From early space flight to life on Mars.

Produced by Freddy Chick

Editing and sound design by Thomas Ntinas 

Executive produced by Charlotte Long

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