Kitchen technology has reached new heights. Astronauts the International Space Station have made the universe's first ever space-baked cookies. The ISS residents said the chocolate chip cookies looked of this world. The cookies mark a first space cookery. They are the very first kind of food to be baked in space raw ingredients. Astronauts' food is usually pre-made Earth. The food is dehydrated or pre-packaged and is heated or warmed on the space station. The astronauts said eating freshly baked food will make them happy while the space station. It will be a comforting reminder home. This will be important astronauts going to the moon or the long journey to Mars.
Baking the space cookies was not as straightforward as the astronauts thought it would be. On Earth, cookies take 20 minutes to bake an oven heated to 150 degrees Celsius (302 degrees Fahrenheit). That was not long enough space. The first cookie came totally undercooked. It was more raw dough than cookie. The space bakers turned the oven's temperature and baked the dough longer until they were successful. The fifth cookie they made took 130 minutes to bake. And the big question is - how do they taste? No one knows yet. The space-baked cookies are now a laboratory Houston, Texas. Scientists will test them to see if they are safe to eat.