Gap FN-603: Novel food Production/Preparation Infrastructure - Develop in-flight and planetary surface new/novel food production/preparation infrastructure ; evaluate their impact on dietary intake and nutritional status in an analog and/or flight environment.
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:31 PM (Central)
Responsible Element: Human Health Countermeasures (HHC)
Status: Open
Description
Present State Of Knowledge:
The prepackaged food system, based on current processing, packaging, and storage (room temperature) will not meet nutrition and acceptability requirements for exploration mission lengths (5 years). There is limited knowledge of the potential of other systems for exploration; they would need to be evaluated for their potential to meet exploration requirements (all resources, nutrition, acceptability, safety, etc.).

Research Approach:
Develop food preparation infrastructure such as options for refrigeration, freezing, heating, cooking, fresh food processing (cutting, peeling), novel molecular synthesizing devices (e.g. Star Trek type replicators), composting, 3D printing. Evaluate using vehicle byproducts as compost in support of fresh food growth (e.g. recycled water, nitrogen isolated from urine, compost from consumed food, etc.).
Target for Closure
Strategies and vehicle/habitat requirements and specifications for food preparation infrastructure
Mappings
Risk Risk of Performance Decrement and Crew Illness Due to Inadequate Food and Nutrition
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Completed
Planned-Funded

Multi-Disciplinary Research Plans

Documentation:
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