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:
— Tim Kopra (@astro_tim) April 16, 2016
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…
@astro_tim Eating refried beans in an airtight box? You're going to be popular later…
— Duncan Casey (@Duncan__Casey) April 16, 2016
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.