STEMonstration: Nutrition

STEMonstration: Nutrition


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>>HELLO, AND WELCOME TO
THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.
MY NAME IS SCOTT TINGLE.
HERE ON THE SPACE STATION,
WE LIVE IN A MICROGRAVITY
ENVIRONMENT, WHICH
MAKES EATING HERE
A VERY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.
TO STAY HEALTHY, WE HAVE TO
MAINTAIN A NUTRITIOUS DIET,
JUST LIKE WE WOULD
BACK ON EARTH.
LET’S GO TAKE A LOOK AT
SOME OF OUR FOOD AND DRINKS,
AND CHECK OUT OUR
MEAL PREPARATION AREA.
DURING LONG DURATION
SPACEFLIGHT, WE HAVE TO
MAKE SURE THAT WE RECEIVE
ENOUGH ENERGY, PROTEINS,
AND VITAMINS.
OUR FOOD LAB BACK ON EARTH
MAKES SURE WE GET PLENTY
OF EACH AS THEY CAREFULLY
PREPARE, TEST, AND
PACKAGE EVERYTHING.
WE COMBINE ALL OF THIS
EXCELLENT NUTRITION WITH
EXERCISE TO ENSURE
OUR BODIES STAY HEALTHY
AND STRONG WHILE WE’RE HERE.
WE EAT THREE SQUARE MEALS
A DAY, JUST LIKE WE DO
ON EARTH, AND MAYBE THROW IN
A SNACK OR TWO.
ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE FOODS
TO EAT ARE NATURAL RAISINS.
HERE ON SPACE STATION,
WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR CALORIES UP
IF WE WANNA GET ALL OUR WORK
DONE, AND THE CARBOHYDRATES
IN THESE RAISINS REALLY HELP.
AND THEY’RE KINDA FUN
TO EAT, TOO.
HOW DO WE STAY HYDRATED
IN MICROGRAVITY?
WITH THESE SPECIAL POUCHES.
THEY’RE FILLED WITH WATER,
AND WE USE A STRAW THAT
HAS A ONE-WAY VALVE THAT
PREVENTS WATER FROM FLOATING
OUT OF THE POUCH WHILE
WE’RE NOT DRINKING FROM IT.
HERE’S A LIQUID DRINK.
THIS IS TROPICAL PUNCH
FOR TODAY.
I LOVE DRINKIN’ FLUIDS
ON STATION.
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HERE ON STATION, WE HAVE
A PRETTY COOL FOOD
PREPARATION AREA.
WE HAVE A PLACE TO GET
FRESH WATER FOR US TO DRINK
OR TO PUT IN OUR
REHYDRATABLE FOODS.
AND WE ALSO HAVE AN OVEN
TO PUT FOOD IN.
WE PICK OUT SOME OF
OUR FAVORITE FOODS–
CHICKEN FAJITA FOR ME–
PUT IT IN THE OVEN…
CLOSE THE DOOR…
AND TURN IT ON.
IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES,
I’M GONNA HAVE A WARM MEAL.
THANKS FOR EXPLORING
A LITTLE NUTRITION WITH ME.
I’M GONNA SEND YOU BACK
TO EARTH SO YOU CAN CREATE
YOUR VERY OWN ASTRONAUT MENUS.
SEE YOU AGAIN SOON!
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