19 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Space Food

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NASA banned alcohol, but that didn’t stop the Russians.

Pizza Hut delivered the first and only pizza to outer space.

Pizza Hut delivered the first and only pizza to outer space.

And the Russians were paid one million dollars to try it. Astronaut Yuri Usachov took the first bite of pizza, which was delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2001, according to BBC News.

There hasn't been a single American so far who's had the pleasure of eating pizza in space. Come on 4Chan, if there's anybody who can make this dream happen. It's you.

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Carbonated drinks like coke and pepsi are totally banned because they will make you vomit.

Carbonated drinks like coke and pepsi are totally banned because they will make you vomit.

Back in the day, Coca Cola attempted to create a special pressured can of coke that wouldn't lose its carbonation in microgravity, according to NASA.

But here's the thing: Carbonation makes you burp. And this can be a very gross thing up in space, NASA warns. In microgravity, the food you just ate floats to the top of your stomach. And you essentially end up vomiting every time you belch. This phenomena is called “wet burping.”

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In 1985, the media ridiculed Mexican scientist, Rodolfo Neri Vela, for requesting tacos in space.

In 1985, the media ridiculed Mexican scientist, Rodolfo Neri Vela, for requesting tacos in space.

But it quickly proved to be one of the most popular food items, according to Gustavo Arrelano's Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Tortillas are perfect for space travel because they don't mold easily or crumble. Unlike good ole' sliced bread which is banned because of dangerous crumbs that can float around and damage equipment.

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NASA tried and failed to create tortillas that didn’t spoil after six months.

NASA tried and failed to create tortillas that didn't spoil after six months.

Eventually they found a solution to their problem: Taco Bell. Apparently, a tortilla manufacturer for Taco Bell had already created an extended-life tortilla that lasted up to a year, wrote Arellano.

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