Well they couldn’t have really expected the first Korean astronaut to be without it could they? (from Yahoo News)

A state-run food research body is pushing ahead with a plan to develop traditional foods like kimchi, the chili paste “gochujang” and ginseng so that they can be eaten in space, the Yonhap news agency said Monday.

It said the Korea Food Research Institute was working on space food with the cooperation of a culinary institute in Kazakhstan that catered to Russian space crews.

The research is expected to allow the first South Korean astronaut to take traditional food into space.


I like Kimchi but I wouldn’t like to share a small capsule in space for weeks on end with someone who was eating it. NASA should respond by developing space strength breath mints and air fresheners.