January 14, 2009
Mmm... Tasty!

Problem: Feeding astronauts on the long, long journey to Mars.

(Possible) Solution: Silkworms:

Liu's team calculates that given a relatively normal diet with a three-to-one ratio of plant to animal protein, each astronaut would need to consume 170 silkworm pupae and cocoons a day to fulfill their animal protein needs. That number might be difficult to raise on a cramped spaceship but could be more feasible than raising an equivalent number of chickens.

Nom Nom Nom Nom

Posted by scott at January 14, 2009 12:55 PM

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