Astronaut Food Just Got Fancier, As Caviar Makes Its Way To Space
Now I don't know about you, but when I think about the height of decadence, I think of slowly indulging on glistening mounds of caviar… in space.
Okay, not really. But according to a July 18 press release from Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, the “global pioneers of American White Sturgeon farming” have somehow managed to convince NASA to ship six 30-gram tins of Farmed American White Sturgeon Caviar onboard SpaceX for a mission to space.
On July 18, SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the first-ever USA caviar shipment to its final destination: the International Space Station.
Here’s a photo from SpaceX showing the rocket launch:
"We were thrilled when NASA selected Tsar Nicoulai Caviar for this mission," Mark Bolourchi, president of Tsar Nicoulai Caviar, said in the press release. "We are confident that the astronauts at the Space Station will enjoy our sustainable and farm-to-table world class California caviar.”
Adds Ali Bolourchi, vice president of Tsar Nicoulai Caviar: "Our system is designed to clean and recharge the waters so that our Sturgeon swim in the most pristine and mineral rich water under pure California Sunshine.”
While I have enjoyed the occasional taste of caviar in my time (most often in the form of roe topping my sushi), if I were about to be launched into space, I would probably crave something a little more comforting than fish eggs, but to each their own.