2019 can be called a good year for India as far as the space is concerned as the Chandrayaan 2 mission of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) got completed. Now the India’s space agency is focusing on its next mission Gaganyaan in which 3 astronauts will be sent to the space for a week.
It is definitely going to be one of the toughest missions as a lot of planning, hard work, training and proper execution are needed in it. Any mission which is a human spaceflight program has to take care of all the concerns related to human safety and all the technological aspects also need to be taken care of.
Food is one of those concerns and Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), Mysore, has come up with the list of food items which can be enjoyed by the astronauts when in the space. The research laboratory which comes under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has made a menu that includes idli sambhar, moong ki dal ka halwa, upma, egg roll, veg pulao and veg roll.
For the Indian astronauts scheduled to go into Space in Mission Gaganyan, food items including Egg rolls, Veg rolls, Idli, Moong dal halwa and Veg pulav have been prepared by the Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore. Food heaters would also be provided to them. pic.twitter.com/gDgt9BJpb2
— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2020
During the interview to a leading daily, Anil Semwal, the director of DFRL, said that now it is upto the astronauts to select the dishes so that his team can do the needed modifications. The lab is also assigned with the task of providing food heaters, cutlery and disposal bags. In order to enable the astronauts drink liquids such as water and juices, gravity-defying special containers are being developed.
To help astronauts drink liquids including water and juices in Space where there is no gravity, special containers have also been developed for Mission Gaganyan. https://t.co/TWCaEMjYL7 pic.twitter.com/Ar6C1vXwRA
— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2020
After seeing the list of food items, the Indian Twitterati thought of having some fun and here are some of the hilarious tweets:
Pulav ke daane straw se suck Karne padenge ya vacuum cleaner BHI milega Saath mein
— Vijay 🇮🇳 (@vijay_kasp) January 7, 2020
Aaloo ki bori ?Aaloo Paratha ? Difficult to survive without these . @isro please reconsider
— cricFan (@typicaluser_) January 7, 2020
Restuarant kholenge kya chand pe😂😂
— Parimal (@parimal_05) January 7, 2020
How about some Mysore Pak for the Alien Space Creatures??😀😀♥️
— NIRANJANA.G.CHELUR (@MAXCHELUR) January 7, 2020
Yeh Hai India, sabse pehle khana ka intezam. Kya baat Hai 😉☺️
— farfromhome (@farfromhm) January 7, 2020
Please prepare a pack of pickle too, otherwise that aunty will send Ramu kaka into space using table super powerful cyclonic table fans
— Smelling Roses (@smellingroses18) January 7, 2020
poor NASA astronauts survive on minimum calories and MRE meals and here we are feeding idli and pulav to our astronauts for a 7 day trip😂
— Rajesh Pantula (@pantularajesh) January 7, 2020
So space will smell of indian spices for very very long time 😀😀
— रामूकाका (@ramukakasays) January 7, 2020
Plz consider maggi and vadapav too😂😂😂😂
— Dr AK (@DrAnoop9) January 7, 2020
Funny tweets, aren’t they?
All the best to ISRO for a successful mission!