Pierce Hollingsworth

Mars, the Moon, and Mom’s kitchen. One day, each may have a miniature extruder installed on its surface, pumping out fresh, healthy, third-generation snacks for hungry astronauts, colonists, and kids.

A variety of products can be made with the NuTrim beta-glucan fiber.The little extruder is just one of many concepts under development as part of a five-year program funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and run by Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Food Technology (CAFT), New Brunswick, N.J.

NASA’s Space-Age Projects
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