Initial goal is to conduct a series of technology demonstrations related to the production of fresh bread aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
- In-Space Manufacturing
- Food for Space
- In development
- First launch
This entails recreating the value chain from growing grain to baking bread in micro-gravity. The experiment is split up into 5 phases, which will be realised on future astronaut missions to the ISS in order to advance our goal of food self-sustainability in space. Bake in Space will generate commercialisable spin-offs that will benefit us here on Earth.
Phase 1: Bake. Aug 2020. Demonstrate the baking of various crumb-free food items and bread samples through a space-ready oven.
Phase 2: Knead. Sep 2020. Demonstrate the kneading of flour with water to create raw dough in microgravity.
Phase 3: Grind. Jul 2021. Demonstrate the grinding of grain to flour in microgravity.
Phase 4: Harvest. Sep 2021. Demonstrate the harvesting and separation of plant and grain in microgravity.
Phase 5: Grow. Jul 2022. Demonstrate the growth of grain to create a regular supply of grain for three bread rolls.
Baking to Cooking. Jan 2023. Other food experiments related to cooking and baking in microgravity.