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article imageAstronaut launches 'space meal' contest

By Tim Sandle     May 4, 2014 in Odd News
British Astronaut Tim Peake has launched a competition for a 'space meal.' Major Peake has asked schoolchildren to create the ideal meal for him to eat in space.
Tim Peake's competition relates to his mission to the International Space Station (ISS), which is due to take place next year. Once selected, winners will develop their ideas further with celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal.
The competition has the backing of the U.K. government (through the U.K. Space Agency) and it is called 'The Great British Space Dinner'.
The challenge is open to classes, other groups (such as after-school clubs, Scouts, Guides, etc) and individuals. There are two categories, one for primary level children and one for secondary level children, with one winner in each category.
Children will need to design a British-inspired meal for Tim to eat in space, taking account of normal nutritional principles as well as the constraints of space (such as handling, packaging and preservation). Entries must be submitted by noon on June 30, 2014 to the U.K. Space Agency via email or post.
Major Peake told the BBC: "This is a great opportunity to get people thinking about nutrition and healthy eating. I’m really excited that I’ll be able to eat a ‘Great British Space Dinner’ onboard the space station and for me it will be a very special link back to planet Earth!"
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