Sensory (Taste) Evaluation of Malaysian Food on Earth and in Space (FIS) - 09.17.14

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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • A. B. Khusin, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration
    October 2007 - April 2008

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Compare the sensory evaluation score under two different conditions, on earth and in the ISS under near-zero gravity.

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    Operational Requirements
    Camcorder Sony HVR-Z1 (or Sony DSR PD-150P); Digital camera Nikon D2X (or Nikon D1X) for photo and video recording of the process of food tasting by the Malaysian Angkasawan.

    Operational Protocols
    Tasting of Malaysian food and writing down the sensory evaluation score in the score sheet. FIS Kit with Malaysian food (nine types of food); FIS Logbook is a score sheet with a list of parameters (sensations: flavor, taste, texture, freshness, spice, sweetness and general acceptability), by which the food will be evaluated.

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    Results/More Information
    Information on tasting recorded in the FIS sensory score sheets, on flash card and videotape.

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    Related Websites
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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