Space Food: Latest Crumb-Free Bread Invention by Marcu


Crumb-free bread is the latest space food invention. As everyone aware of draws of the space tourism likely the incredible views, weightlessness. But one thing probably doesn’t come to mind, however, is the food. Bake in Space company, started by Mr. Marcu wants to bring the freshly baked bread to astronauts. Founder of Bake in Space is developing dough mixture and space-safe baking process with the German Aerospace Centre and food scientists that can allow bread to be made and eaten in a weightless environment. Sebastian Marcu said, “As space tourism takes off and people spend more time in space we need to allow bread to be made from scratch”.

According to the sources, during NASA’s 1965 Gemini 3 mission the bread was ever consumed first and last time, when two astronauts from team snuck a corned beef sandwich. The bread crumbs flew everywhere which could have gotten into the astronauts’ eyes and nearly the whole mission sacrificed due to this incident. After this incident bread has been banned from space flights ever. The new challenge of making the crumbless bread turns out. Bread without crumbs tends to be rubbery. A Bremen-based company, OHB System AG that develops equipment for use in space. To build an oven the company is currently working with Bake in Space that matches these specs. The company also preferring the process known as vacuum baking. The bread that gets produced by ovens apparently fluffier like this is still different in texture than the bread you’re used to.