Eat freeze-dried “astronaut” food courtesy of NASA
If you want a free sample of astronaut food (or freeze-dried food as it is commonly known) then NASA is sponsoring an event just for you.
The only catch is you’ll have to eat it during a simulated, four-month trip to Mars, Mashable is reporting. Scientists will record the reactions of participants while they sample instant foods and foods with shelf-stable ingredients, the news organization reports.
The project’s goal is to see what foods people enjoy eating consistently. Participants will don space suits and live temporarily on a lava flow in Hawaii while researchers record their reactions to tasting typical NASA dishes, such as dried meats, according to Mashable.
If you want to apply, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in math, engineering, biological or physical sciences, or computer science, and you’ll need professional experience. You can’t be a smoker and you must speak English, according to Mashable. Participants will be paid $5,000 for the assignment so it’s not a bad gig.
Or, if you want to just pretend what it would be like to complete this NASA assignment, we recommend buying some freeze-dried food and watching a space-related movie such as Apollo 13 from the comfort of your own living room