It’s a question NASA has been asking itself for decades: Will there be tacos in space?
Okay, maybe not NASA, but we’ve certainly been throwing the question around at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop for some time. We’ve put a man on the moon, a rover on Mars, a camera to the end of the universe and even a phone on a watch, so why can’t we put a taco in space?
Think about it. It’s one of the world’s most popular foods. Heck, we frequently hear Fuzzy’s guests saying our tacos are “out of this world,” so that’s almost proof enough right there. We feel, as one of the chief ambassadors of tacos on planet Earth, that we need to push our space exploration to infinity and beyond and that includes getting tacos all up in the stratosphere.
This should be a priority in our space program: Get the first taco in space, the first taco on the moon and make it the first Earth food consumed—and enjoyed—by extraterrestrials.
But why tacos? Why not pizza, or sushi, or some other popular Earthling food? Because tacos are the most well-liked, the most sought after and the most delicious. Tacos even have a day dedicated to them (hint: it’s after Monday and before Wednesday). Is there pizza Fridays? Sushi Sundays? Caesar salad Saturdays? No, there is not.
If any food were to get brought into outer space, it’s only natural to assume that tacos would get the green light.
Now that that’s settled, do we think it would be hard to eat tacos in space? We’d imagine it’d be difficult to eat most things in space. Astronaut food looks like a sponge, so how would a taco work? Tacos have a lot of ingredients, after all. Wouldn’t their innards just go flying around due to lack of gravity?
We’ve talked about creating DIY kits for kids to take for lunch, but this is the big leagues. We can’t have astronauts opening their taco kits only to have tomatoes, meat, beans, rice and lettuce exploding into every nook and cranny of the space station. The tacos would have to be pre-made and tightly enveloped together to ensure nothing escapes. A thick coat of sour cream would do the trick or even beans. Astronauts would also need to receive special training in eating a taco in two bites to ensure there’s no spillage.
If we really want to get fancy, each space shuttle would have a separate compartment custom-made for eating tacos, where all ingredients can freely fly around and astronauts can float around eating everything, like a floating taco salad of sorts. (Can you tell we’ve put a little thought into this?)
We won’t rest until we see tacos in space, by golly. If we had it our way, there’d be a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Mars, on Saturn’s rings and on Pluto (planet or not), where aliens and humans could swing by to get their Mexican food fix.
Remember friends, reach for the moon so you land among the stars.