Feeding our future – nutrition on Earth and in space

A new ESA educational video Feeding our Future – Nutrition on Earth and in Space examines food as a vital part of life on Earth and in space. It shows why we need food in the first place and what it represents in our culture and daily living.

The new video, hosted by ESA life scientist Nicole Sentse, illustrates how our bodies process food as a source of energy and building materials. It looks at the importance of good nutrition for a healthy life and what can happen without it, whether here on Earth or in space.

The programme also looks at research for preserving and growing food for long flights, as well as valuable technology for future food supplies on Earth, where climate change and population growth are global challenges. New techniques developed for space missions can help to feed hungry people on our planet.

  • Aimed at upper secondary school level students, aged 16-18 and their teachers
  • Translated into 13 ESA Member State languages
  • Complete with a Teacher's Guide and a User's Guide
  • Teachers from one of ESA's Member State countries can order a free copy of the DVD
  • For further information Contact the Human Spaceflight education team by email at isseducationteam[@]esa.int

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Below you will find the links for downloading the ESA Human Spaceflight DVD 'Feeding our Future - Nutrition on Earth and in Space'.

The DVD has been subtitled in 13 ESA Member State languages. Scroll down to find the DVD download in your language. You can also download the User Guide and Lesson Notes per language.

The script of the video is available here (in English).

Duration: 35 minutes. Production: ESA Human Spaceflight. Aspect ratio is 4:3. Year: 2009.

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Bonus track

ESA astronaut Frank De Winne and his Canadian colleague Robert Thirsk are showing space food and explaining eating in space on this bonus track of the video.

Last update: 27 January 2010

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