cabelas food processing is working to develop food on the International Space Station and beyond by sourcing and processing raw materials in space.
The company says it is also building a food-grade rocket to launch astronauts food in the future.
“We have a great track record of working with our suppliers and partners and we have a lot of experience with food processing,” said Mark Latham, CEO of Cabelas.
“We want to make sure that it’s safe, it’s easy to get the materials and it’s as cheap as possible.”
Cabelas has been working with the ISS Food Processing Station, which is located in the Russian cosmodrome Mir, for about six years.
The station has been in orbit since 2010 and has already collected nearly 70 tons of raw materials, including grain, fruit, vegetables, meats and seafood.
The space station is known for having a large amount of water, which can make it difficult to make anything from the food in-house.
The food production facility also needs to be cleaned regularly and monitored to ensure it doesn’t go bad, Latham said.
“The space food supply is a very complex supply chain and it needs to meet strict conditions in order to produce anything, which are very rigorous in order for it to be safe,” he said.
To ensure food is safe, Cabelabes uses a system that allows it to test samples of food before it is ready for use.
This means the company can ensure that its samples are safe before they are sent to the ISS.
The ISS food supply can also be used to make high-tech items, like robots that can perform tasks like cleaning, welding and cleaning pipes.
In this video, astronauts will be able to interact with the robot and help it clean a water supply during the Soyuz mission.
Cabela has been using the space food system to help its suppliers on the ground.
Latham says they have been able to make several food products and make more than $300,000 in the process.
“There are a lot more things that we can do with food that we haven’t been able yet,” he explained.
“For example, you can use food to make toys that you can give to children and also for food for animals.”
The company plans to have a robot on the station for food processing by 2021.
The project has been a great success for the company and it is now looking to get its food on board with a manned mission in 2023.
Cabelais has also partnered with a few other companies to make things like cooking equipment, space-grade batteries and other consumer products.