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A fair-skinned woman with dark brown hair smiles as she floats in zero gravity aboard the International Space Station. She is wearing a white t-shirt and gray cargo pants with a dark belt and a wristwatch. Floating in front of her are two avocados and four mini bell peppers. Behind her are many wires, mechanisms and storage containers affixed to the walls of the International Space Station corridor.

Deep Space Food Challenge

Deep Space Food Challenge (2021) – Megan McArthur, a Hawaii-born oceanographer and engineer who spent seven months aboard the International Space Station in 2021, poses with fresh avocados and peppers in zero gravity. NASA’s Deep Space Food Challenge helps astronauts like McArthur have tasty, nutritious, renewable food systems while in space.

Image Credit: NASA