Japanese Astronaut Brings First Sushi Into Space

With an American and a Russian colleague, Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi launched into space today in a Soyuz spacecraft, bringing with him the first sushi ever taken into orbit:

"We had training in Japan and I trained (my space colleagues) to be sushi lovers, so I am going to make a couple of flavors of sushi," Noguchi told a press conference ahead of Monday's launch of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

"...Some sashimi, and raw fish and sushi and I will bring that up to the space station to share with my crew."

According to NASA, normal fare on the space station includes staples like mushroom soup, macaroni and cheese, or chicken and rice.

On the Russian side, there is tinned perch, curds with nuts and beetroot soup (borscht) sucked through a straw from a plastic bag.

If you were going up, what food would you take with you?

Link via Popular Science | Photo: NASA

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