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article imageVideo: Chris Hadfield asked if food tastes any different in space

By Anne Sewell     Mar 13, 2013 in Food
If you have ever wondered if food tastes different when you are up in space, Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut on the International Space Station, was asked and tells us yes. Well, sort of.
In a "Let's Talk Science" event with students from Airdrie, Alberta, Hadfield explains that as you enter orbit, your body reacts differently without gravity. Instead of sending blood down to your feet, it sends a whole load of fluids up into your head and sinuses. Because of this you can hardly breathe through your nose, let alone taste anything.
He explains that it takes a few days to adjust and for everything to go back to normal, including the sense of taste.
The man has been spoiled by many people sending him his favorite Canadian food and he then shows us his selection, including maple cookies, maple syrup (in a tube specially for space!), along with chocolate, salmon pate and buffalo beef jerky, all floating around him in the space station.
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