"Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Zero. All engines running. We have a liftoff. Food science has always been here at NASA and integrated into the program. I think in the beginning we had tubes and cubes, and we had freeze-dried items, then we moved a little bit away and did more commercial items.” A dramatic image of a shuttle liftoff and this informative statement made by IFT member Michele Perchonok was the opening scene in IFT’s award-winning video, “A Day in the Lif…

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