Zero Gravity Fridge for astronauts shows promise in microgravity

Purdue University researchers gather data on their space fridge aboard microgravity flights

Today’s astronauts are able to survive largely on freeze-dried, canned and dehydrated foods, but there are limitations in both nutrition and flavor to these dietary regimes. Refrigeration in space is a complex engineering challenge but one that would change the game for those living in low-gravity environments. Scientists have just taken a significant step towards this future with the successful demonstration of a zero-gravity fridge in microgravity experiments here on Earth.

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