We already knew that our caviar was out of this world, but now it's actually made it's way...out of this world. A couple of weeks ago, six tins of our Select caviar were sent on a rocket up to the International Space Station for astronauts to enjoy, making Tsar Nicoulai the first American caviar to be in space.
Caviar is a far cry from the typical freeze dried ice cream and re-hydrated meals we imagine astronauts to eat, but I would think the change is a welcome one. Traveling in a tiny space for so long and eating all your meals from packets of powder with no texture differentiation must play in to your homesickness and mental state. An article on eater.com focused on NASA's efforts to improve the food variety, availability and quality in space. Besides the nutritional aspect, there is a lot of consideration put into the emotional affects of food. Caviar is an interesting step in the new approach. Even Yahoo! Finance featured an article about the special occasion, along with a couple words for the astronauts from our President and Vice President.
According to Wikipedia "...space food has been used by various nations engaging on space programs as a way to share and show off their culture identity..." so we are proud to represent the best in American caviar. Our sustainable farm-to-table delicacy is sure to impress astronauts of different cultures visiting the Space Station.
If you want to enjoy caviar like an astronaut, you can stick it in a bag and suck it out with a straw. We've often recommended the caviar on its own - so they know what they're doing. It's not rocket science.
Tsar Nicoulai Caviar staff photographed with representatives from SpaceX and the City of Concord.
To enjoy our "space caviar", order here.
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