A Meal Fit For An Astronaut.

Not one to shy away from engaging the youth of England, British Astronaut Tim Peake has asked schoolchildren to create a meal for him to eat in space.

The winner of the competition will work with the celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal to create the meal Col. Peake will eat on the International Space Station (ISS) next year.

Hopefully, it doesn’t include some of Blumenthal’s more exotic ingredients, like meal worms.

According to the London press, the Judges will be looking for fun and healthy menus that have an element of “Britishness.”  Not sure what that means, but hopefully it is a little better than packaged food normally served with the Colonel point out was a little “mushy.”

I was going to comment on British food, however, Jeremy Curtis of the UK Space Agency beat me to it.  “We want Tim to be happy. We also want him to say to his international crew mates: ‘Here is some British food’ – and they’ll say ‘We’ve heard all about British food!’ But we want to come up with something so good that they’ll say – ‘We like British Food. This is really good!'”

I think the contestants have their work cut out for them.


The winning contestants will develop their ideas further with .

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +


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