Dining in microgravity is a tricky thing.
Crumbs can find their way into the nooks and crannies of sensitive instruments, fresh food is hard to come by and drinking liquids without a straw is an adventure on its own.
However, astronauts do get a say in what sort of freeze-dried, dehydrated and thermostabilized foods they get to eat. They also get to take a taste of home with them to the International Space Station.
When Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield embarks for the ISS on Dec. 19, he'll have some tasty Canuck treats to look forward to. The Canadian Space Agency is sending Hadfield off with 35 Canadian foods chosen both by the agency and a "Snacks for Space" contest.
You can see Hadfield's full menu here and check out the chosen treats menu below:
Les Canardises Duck Rillettes
SeaChange Candied Wild Smoked Salmon
L.B. Maple Treat Maple Syrup Cream Cookies
SeaChange Smoked Sockeye Salmon
Holy Crap Cereal
SeaChange Smoked Salmon Pate
Sun-Rype FruitSource Blueberry Pomegranate Fruit Bar
Brunswick Seafood Snacks Herring in lemon and cracked pepper
Whistler Pocket Chocolate
SoSoya+ Crunchers unsalted
Taste of Nature Nova Scotia Blueberry Fields Snack Bars
Trails End Buffalo Stix Cranberry Craze
Honey Bar Trail Mix Bar
Sun-Rype FruitSource Strawberry Fruit Bar
Sun-Rype Fruit-to-go Wildberry and Raspberry Fruit Snack
Brunswick Sardines in mustard sauce
Dole Squish'ems! Apple Strawberry Squeezable Snack
Fruit d'Or Dried Cranberries Original
Leclerc Praeventia - Orange zest with green tea extract cookies
Turkey Hill Sugarbush Maple Syrup
Brunswick Sardines with hot peppers
Citadelle Maple Hard Candies
Four O'clock Maple Herbal Tea
Tim Hortons English Toffee and Vanilla Cappuccino Mix
Brookside Dark Chocolate Covered Cranberries
West Coast Select Salmon Jerky Original
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