Just like in an episode of Masterchef, the moment of judgment has arrived for the first biscuits baked in space: arrived on Earth a few days ago aboard the Dragon capsule returning from the International Space Station (ISS), they are preparing to be photographed and analyzed to reveal the secrets of zero gravity cooking, according to the space.com website.
The five 'space cookies' represent the first food cooked directly on the space station. They were baked one at a time, during the Christmas period, thanks to a ready-made chocolate dough that had arrived on the ISS last November together with a special oven (Zero G Oven) capable of cooking in microgravity conditions.
"We have prepared milk and space cookies for Christmas this year," astronaut Jessica Meir wrote on Twitter, commenting on a photo that portrayed her together with Luca Parmitano and a large chocolate biscuit protected by its wrapping. The image does not imply the appearance and consistency of the dolcetto, nor has it allowed to answer one of the questions most frequently asked by onlookers and enthusiasts, or if the scent of biscuits had then invaded the Space Station a bit like it happens normally in the homes of us earthly municipalities.