>> Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Aron asked: For the fun of it, if there was a vegan astronaut, would he toss a wrench into the whole food system for space?
Nope. Not even a little.
In fact, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we'd had a few already. We've had folks from many different nations, religions, and cultures fly.
The nutritionists at NASA are very good and know their stuff. They can work with all kinds of nutritional needs. I suspect we've had food allergies and religious preferences, certainly cultural preferences. I'm not saying it would always be tasty, but, for getting the nutritional needs into our crewmembers, I know we have some of the best on our team.