Sara and I chatted with Erik Trinidad (and Moe Murdock) from Fancy Fast Food about their experience visiting NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. They got to see a lot of very cool stuff, like the James Webb Space Telescope’s ISIM structure (it will hold Webb’s instruments) spinning on the centrifuge. It was a special treat to witness that we dropped everything to check it out once we got word it was happening. We also introduced them to a bunch of people who have some of the coolest and most diverse jobs at Goddard.
Like this – what a cool and interesting job!
Here’s what they had to say about their experience here at Goddard Space Flight Center. Please note their opinions are their own and not representative of those of NASA.
Moe, Sara, Maggie, astronaut Paul Richards, and Erik. Credit: Erik Trinidad
When Sara and I attended Blogworld last year, we met Erik Trinidad, the mastermind behind the food humor blog, Fancy Fast Food. Erik’s blog entries are about his experiments taking a fast food meal, and transforming it into something that looks like fancy cuisine.
The three of us schemed and came up with an idea for something we could partner together on – and that was space food!
While we don’t work on space food here at Goddard (that honor goes to Johnson Space Center in Houston), we thought we might be able to get our hands on some if we asked nicely. And indeed, Vickie Kloeris, a food scientist and NASA’s Shuttle and ISS Food Systems Manager, was kind enough to send out some samples of real space food to use for our project.
Erik and his friend Moe came down to Goddard and the four of us spent a very long (but fun) day shooting footage for his video. We had a lot of great material and interviews that didn’t make it into the video, but we’re hoping to have some bonus deleted scenes for you at some point.
Without further ado, here is the video that Erik just released. Enjoy!