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Can we bake in space – man? (IFST webinar)
June 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Organised by Food Innovation SIG
Bake In Space was a startup that sought to “address the scientific and technical challenges relating to the production of fresh food in space in order to improve the wellbeing and comfort of humans travelling beyond Low Earth Orbit.”
In order to improve astronauts’ well-being on long-duration missions such as on a Moon base or on a mission to Mars, food plays an essential key role. Besides a source for nutrition, fresh food evokes through all the senses of smell, touch and taste memories of general happiness and home.
The goal of the project was to conduct a series of technology demonstrations related to the production of fresh bread aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This entails recreating the value chain from growing grain to baking bread in micro-gravity. The experiment is split up into 5 phases, which will be realised on future astronaut missions to the ISS in order to advance the goal of food self-sustainability in space. Bake in Space will generate commercialisable spin-offs that will benefit us here on Earth.
What participants will learn about: Challenges of producing food at Zero-G, complex and high-tech project management, cross disciplinary science – heavily focused on food technology and nutrition, risks of consuming certain foods at Zero-G – equipment wise.
Who should attend: IFST members, non-members, food Scientists, food technologists, nutritionists, project managers and academics
Chair: Tom Æ Hollands, Innovation and Technical Director, Raynor Foods
Speaker: Sebastian D. Marcu, Managing Director, Design and Data GmbH
Sebastian is a global space sector professional, with more than 15 years’ experience building relationships, creating content and advancing efforts to understand and utilise space. He drives key relationships, to change ideas into practical solutions and profitable businesses and believes in the power of networking, and that solutions can be created through discussion with the right person or organisation. He has built relationships with professionals at key organisations such as: European Space Agency (ESA), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), European Southern Observatory (ESO) and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). He enjoys creating cultures of continuous improvement and accountability, enabling intelligent teams to perform at their best and achieve organisational objectives.
Live Q&A: Tom Æ Holland and Sebastian D. Marcu
IFST member – Free
Non-IFST member – £25.00