October 15, 2003

Yummy, but One Orbit Later...

Chinese Astronaut Says Space Food Tastes 'Great'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's first man in space told his wife and son Wednesday that the bite-size food he took along for his 21-hour journey around Earth tasted "great."

"Daddy, have you eaten rice yet? What did you eat?" eight-year-old Yang Ningkang asked his astronaut father in a conversation broadcast on state television.

"I've already eaten, ate space food," said Yang Liwei, 38, during his eighth orbit around Earth. "It tastes great."

And he didn't gain a pound.

Posted by Vanderleun at October 15, 2003 8:47 AM
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