This breakfast taco aboard the ISS actually looks pretty good

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Photo via Tim Kopra/Twitter (Fair Use)

Tacos are great and all, but tacos in space are better.

Space food is not exactly known for its palatable nature. It usually comes in a bag and is sucked out through a straw to prevent wayward morsels from finding their way into the delicate instruments and life support systems aboard the International Space Station.

But sometimes astronauts just want a damn taco.

U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra tweeted a photo of his space-taco creation and, real talk, it actually looks pretty good. Behold:

So good, in fact, that some people declared that Earth no longer had any appeal.
Then again, perhaps beans on the ISS isn’t such a fantastic idea…
But space tacos and burritos are actually not that new. Here’s Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of MythBusters working on a space burrito back in 2013.
Space food is still usually freeze-dried and packaged to withstand several months in space before it’s eaten. But, thankfully, it’s also come a long way since the early days of what was essentially like food toothpaste.
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Astronauts trade a lot in exchange for a chance to view the pale blue dot we call home from low Earth orbit. For the most part, the trade-off seems fair: 250 miles up on the International Space Station (ISS), there are Instagram opportunities those of us slogging our way through terrestrial gravity can't even imagine. Save for one thing—could you get by without decent coffee?
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