No Bacon in Outer Space

July 27, 2008 12:01 am Published by 2 Comments

A Canadian program to grow food in outer space is underway to the tune of over $4 million per year. This program seeks to create a self-sustaining environment for travelers to the moon, Mars, and beyond. The disappointing portion of this program is, however, its lack of bacon.

Mike Dixon, director of the controlled environment systems research facility at the University of Guelph, said “If you’re going to Mars, you’re a vegetarian. After the bacon that you carry in your back pocket is gone, it’s all over. And you can’t carry enough bacon to last 18 months.”

Hooray for space travel. Now let’s figure out how to grow some piggies in space so we can get us some intergalactic bacon!

Source: http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=443b996b-71ef-4fe5-88c4-163b85617169


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