A famous American youtuber sent a Big Mac to space to find out how it tasted after the launch
Have you ever wondered what flavor and texture can have a hamburger after being launched into space? The well-known was to ask this question and attempt the bizarre experiment American youtuber Killem. On his very popular channel he published a video of his heroic mission, from the moment he bought a Big Mac burger to the launch of the sandwich with professional equipment, to the landing and the final test. This amateur attempt is nothing but a taste (it is appropriate to say this) of the many questions that concern the food in space and the future of intergalactic travel. Moreover that of Kallim is the last of a series of similar experiments, with different results and characteristics, but each in its own way funny and interesting.
What does a hamburger know after being in space?
Killem's plan, as he told himself on his Youtube channel that boasts almost 3 million followers, was to target ship the famous Big Mac sandwich at a distance of 100 feet from the ground (about 40 kilometers), with the aim of understanding how space can modify taste and consistency. During the 20 minutes of the video the youtuber proudly shows his equipment, which essentially consists of a box with action camera pointed at the burger and tracker, a device that allows him to trace the sandwich and to identify its position after the descent , all connected to a weather balloon and a small parachute, to ensure that the sandwich does not dent during the descent. Beyond preparation and launch, the final part of the test is the most exciting and finally dissolves the big question. The flavor of the "space burger", as Killem recounts after the first bite, is dry, dusty and frozen, which is not surprising given that in space temperatures drop to -50 degrees Celsius. In short, a successful experiment; beyond the results the idea of being able to eat a sandwich that has traveled in space remains fascinating, at a height that for now we only dream with open eyes of being able to reach and explore, perhaps even bringing with it a tasty Big Mac.
Other space food experiments
While the trend of panoramic restaurants suspended at high altitudes is growing and NASA carries out tests to study and improve the quality of food in space or even to be able to cultivate it, on earth one tries and tries to launch food in space, with more results or less successful. One of the first famous experiments of "space food" It dates back to 2001 and was implemented by the famous chain Pizza Hut. It was them, in fact, the first pizza to be delivered in space to some Russian astronauts while they were in orbit around the Earth aboard the International Space Station. Among the many other attempts, decidedly more hilarious and amateur, that of the first garlic bread launched in 2018 from youtuber Tom Scott, the one from pudding launched into space by a group of English students, but lost; and, not least, again in 2018, theItalian experiment of the first “flying salami"(Reached a height of 28 kilometers) organized during the Salame Festival in Cremona.
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