Meat in space: Crew 3D prints synthetic beef on International Space Station

Meat in space: Crew 3D prints synthetic beef on International Space Station
International Space Station (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Aren’t they worried about destroying the planet by eating beef? After all they’re still in Earth’s orbit.]

A company that is pioneering the growth of synthetic beef worked with a Russian 3D printing company and the Russian crew on board the International Space Station to grow meat in space.

Aleph Farms is an Israeli company that is working with 3D Bioprinting Solutions in the effort to reduce the need to kill actual animals to produce the world’s protein needs. As part of that effort, they teamed up with crew on the space station to successfully grow beef cells 248 miles above the nearest cow pasture.

The 3D printing company is also working with companies Meal Source Technologies, which is focusing on synthetic rabbit, and Finless Foods, which is focusing on synthetic fish, all of which may some day be used to help feed space-faring travelers in need of protein as well as feed the projected 10 billion people on Earth.

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