NASA Offers Out-of-This-World Culinary Experience in Hawaii

February 21, 2012

Foodie space geeks and wannabe astronauts may want to participate in a new culinary experience offered by NASA in conjunction with Cornell University and the University of Hawaii-Manoa. The goal is to improve astronaut food for scientists traveling to Mars. Applicants will spend four months eating foods like dried meat, flour and sugar; they'll also have to wear spacesuits and traipse around a lava flow.

Prospective participants must meet specific educational requirements and cannot smoke. After completing their mission, they'll be paid $5,000. Would you ever participate in such an unusual tasting challenge?

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