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This time-lapse video of a space burrito is NASA’s latest giant leap for mankind

In space, no one can hear you sour cream.


Feliks Garcia

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Posted on Jun 10, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 3:12 pm CDT

Space. There’s no gravity, no oxygen, and ostensibly no life—plus, there are no good taquerias for miles.

That’s what makes NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts such a trailblazer. During his 200 days in space, Virts has captured amazing footage from the International Space Station (ISS) and broadcast it on Twitter. He’s chronicled storms, galaxies, and sunrises that look like something out of a Stanley Kubrick film.

Amid this beauty and wonder, however, an astronaut’s got to eat, and sometimes a tube of space food just isn’t enough. As many of us know all too well, there are times when only a burrito will do the job.

Watch Virts whip together a zero-gravity burrito in this time-lapse video.

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That was definitely easier than I imagined—easy enough that I might reconsider my position on space travel. If I start today, I could probably make it in a few years.

Those space burritos aren’t going to eat themselves.

Photo via Robby Van Arsdale/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 10, 2015, 2:08 pm CDT