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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-27-2005 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the STS-114 crew getting ready to eat dinner, its a good time to note that Soichi Noguchi has on-board a new type of instant noodle made by the same company that invented Top Ramen and Cup Noodles.

Hours after yesterday's launch, Nissin Foods revealed "Space Ram", a special version of their meals popular with college students everywhere. The zero-gravity blend adopts several changes to Cup Noodle recipe to meet shuttle standards:

  • the stringy or dangling noodles typical of Nissin's products has been replaced with ball-shaped pasta for easier consumption by a fork
  • the soup, which comes in four flavors - soy, miso, curry and pork broth - is thicker to prevent spills
  • the meal is spicier than Cup Noodles, as foods generally tend to taste bland in space
  • as no boiling water is available on the shuttle, the soup has been reformulated to cook in 70 degree liquid
Though Nissin has patented Space Ram, the company has no plans for its public sale at this time.

kyra
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From: Louisville CO US
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posted 07-27-2005 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish they would have made it for sale...I would have filled my pantry. Its a staple in this houselhold.

I guess I'll just have to eat regular ramen with my Shuttle spec fork on my space anodized tray while catching up with space news on my ISS/Shuttle model laptop

The lack of flavor in microgravity is well documented, as is the use of hot sauce packets as a quasi-currency !

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-14-2005 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to flying "Space Ram," Nissin also paid Russia's Federal Space Agency to film a commercial for their instant Cup Noodles. This is the first high-definition (HDTV) advertisement shot in space.


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kosmonavtka
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posted 11-14-2005 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmonavtka     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A must-see for all the Sergei fans here! Thanks for the link!

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