Burritos In Spaaaaaaace!

By David Wharton | 8 years ago

There are countless reasons for our species to pursue space exploration. Limited resources here on our home world. The scientific and technical advances that come from it. The ever-looming threat of extinction from war or plague or a wayward asteroid. Hell, even simply “because it’s there.” But the single most compelling reason to boldly go where no one has gone before? Zero-g burritos.

The clip of an astronaut fixing himself a little floating snack is from the 2010 film, Hubble 3D. That film used an IMAX camera to record the work of seven astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis during a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. You can order the film on Blu-ray right here. If only our governments were as passionate about space exploration as we are, maybe we’d all get a chance to enjoy a zero-g burrito before we shuffle off our mortal coils.

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