Food that's practical for outer-space consumption has to meet a slew of requirements: It has to be portable, it has to be lightweight, and it has to provide a diverse array of the nutrients astronauts need to function. The AM Rocks team from Michigan's Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center took on the challenge, and their Solar Flare Star Bar -- a finely-tuned mixture of whole oats, dried fruit, puffed rice, vitamins, and minerals, with a smidgen of cinnamon for flavor -- meets NASA's space-food criteria. (Taste-testers gave it a big thumbs-up, to boot.)single page
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