Dr Michele Perchonok, a food scientist formerly employed at NASA, joins The Renegade Report this week. Michele explains the larger role food scientists play in the background of everything we eat, her personal involvement in feeding the shuttle astronauts, and the various considerations around feeding an expedition to Mars. Roman wonders if space food is just packaged airline food, and Jonathan wants to know just how close to reality ‘The Martian’ got. Dr Perchonok discusses the nutritional requirements of humans in space, the value of space exploration, and what the future of food is likely to be here on Earth.


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The Renegade Report – Eating on Mars