You may have watched the instructional video of how to poop in space, the eye-opening tutorial that showed us Earthlings the not-so-glamorous aspects of space travel. Now, the scientists at the European Space Agency are back with more videos to educate us about what it's really like to be an astronaut. This time, they're tackling space cuisine, with astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti showing us how to make tacos in space. I'll be honest, I never really took the time to consider what astronauts ate aboard a space shuttle, but I definitely would have never thought that tacos made the cut. I guess I thought they just ate beans and Spam all day? Clearly, I was so wrong.
If you were disappointed by the lack of zero-gravity action in the other space video, you will not be left unsatisfied this time around. Truth be told, the taco itself isn't all that interesting — unless you count the fact that Cristoforetti put quinoa in a taco shell, which I personally find a little out-there — it's much more fun to watch her basically catch all the taco ingredients from thin air and make sure they don't fly away like a helium balloon.
Look, the tortilla is escaping!
Making this taco requires some serious multitasking.
Watching her "guide" the rogue ingredients back where they belong is fascinating.
Watch the whole video below for all the gravity-defying action you could ever want, and to see how the finished product turned out.
Images: European Space Agency / YouTube