The HLS space: the ISS will try to make the yogurt

Experiment with yogurt on the ISS will begin this year.

2017-01-04 11:38:10 114


As Komsomolskaya Pravda reports, for the first time in the history of the International space station (ISS) will experience with the manufacture of fermented milk drink. Over the past two decades, its walls have repeatedly conducted experiments with the cultivation of various plants, including vegetables. Recently astronauts reported that they were able to grow lettuces. All surveys are conducted with a specific purpose: to provide meals for the team of a spacecraft during a long-haul flight, e.g. to Mars. Scientists have calculated that the road to the red planet would take at least 520 days, while the team must be at least four people. In order to provide necessary nutrition of the astronauts, would have advanced to produce additional modules-warehouse, making the spacecraft more cumbersome and increases fuel consumption. With this purpose, scientists are looking for alternative ways to provide power to the astronauts. In March 2017 the new crew on the ISS will begin to carry out experiments with the manufacture of yogurt, which they will be tested as cooking, and the results of their research will be sent to earth for further study. The experiment will be conducted by the experienced cosmonauts of Russia and the United States: Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fisher.

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