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.