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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Can astronauts cook scrambled eggs in outer space?


While some local high schoolers are learning algebra and biology, one group of students at a local vocational school is coming up with ideas on how to make eating in space easier and more convenient for astronauts.

At Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, juniors Jacqueline Tedesco and Betsy Walsh, with the help of advisers at MIT, are working on an idea for a food mixer that can be used in space.

"I thought of how we bake a cake. I did research and when the MIT professor came and talked, he helped me re-do parts," Tedesco said.

Tri-County engineering teacher Mohammed Bakr is pleased with his charges.

"The idea of being able to give astronauts a way to make scrambled eggs fresh is huge," he said. "(NASA engineers) are very excited."

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Can astronauts cook scrambled eggs in outer space?

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