On the 12th of August NASA announced via video that it had successfully grown and eaten Red Romaine Lettuce in the International Space Station. Also on this day I collaborated with Elliott P. Montgomery of the Extrapolation Factory, A member of the Newlab described as an imagination-based studio for design-led futures studies. It is here that we combined thoughts and ideas, pooling from both our disciplines to work on the Astronaut Salad Bowl.
The Astronaut Salad Bowl is the first utensil designed specifically for the eating of salad in space. Complete with a sealed chamber, utensils to eat with, salad dressing dispenser and a mouth piece. This design is focused on zero mess inside the International space station and complete satisfaction for astronauts.