By Peter BrownNASA is working to create a “Cats Up the Food” program to provide astronauts with a nutritious diet in space.
The space agency’s Office of Manpower announced the “CATS” initiative today in a blog post titled “Feeding astronauts in space.”NASA is one of the world’s biggest commercial spaceflight providers and is responsible for the ISS, the International Space Station and many of its systems.
It’s the first time that NASA has formally partnered with space-based companies in the creation of the program.
The “CATS” initiative is meant to help NASA astronauts in their first year in space, to help them get into a better nutritional state.
It’s an effort to feed and care for the crewmembers during the early months of their flight, which will be in orbit around Earth for the next decade.
The effort has received positive feedback from both NASA and industry, with many scientists saying it is a great opportunity for NASA to continue working on new technologies for astronauts to live healthier lives.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for us to provide a nutrition program for the astronauts that will be used during their first three months of flight,” NASA’s Scott Kelly told reporters at the announcement.
“That’s why we’re very excited to be working with them to help bring the nutrition program up to a high standard for astronauts.”
In addition to providing astronauts with nutritious foods during their mission, NASA is looking to see how astronauts might consume them during their time in space after they leave the station.
This could be a way for NASA and commercial companies to further develop products and services that can be used to support astronauts and their families in space and beyond.
In a statement, Kelly said, “As we enter into this first year of the human-orbital exploration program, we have already seen tremendous strides in our ability to build and launch more and more efficient, reusable rockets.
The CATS program is an important step in this journey toward achieving our ambitious goals.”
The space agencies plans for spaceflight are a continuation of the work that NASA is doing to ensure human spaceflight is safe and efficient, said John Grotzinger, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at NASA.
The program will also provide astronauts who are in the final year of their mission with “a good sense of self-worth,” he added.
“That’s the thing that makes this mission so rewarding to the astronauts and the crew,” Grotzener said.
“They are learning the lessons of their last three months in space for a better life.
That is the kind of journey that is going to help our crew members to develop their capabilities and to better their own physical and mental health.”
Kelly said that in addition to the nutrition programs, NASA and the private sector have developed a new robotic rovers called “Catch” that will help astronauts stay healthy.
Catch will be deployed in 2020 and will also be able to feed astronauts.NASA is also working with private companies on an “Advanced Cargo Operations” program that will see the delivery of cargo from the International Orbital Debris Program to the International Spaceport Command.
This is NASA’s attempt to expand commercial space transportation beyond just the ISS.