The DoubleTree by Hilton chocolate chip Cookie will become the first-ever food baked in orbit.
Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton

A chocolate chip cookie is slated to become the first food baked in space inside a prototype oven designed to make long-duration space travel more hospitable.

DoubleTree by Hilton is partnering with Zero G Kitchen and NanoRacks to bring its signature warm welcome to the International Space Station (ISS) as a scientific experiment.

Credit: Zero G Kitchen/DoubleTree by Hilton

Oven fresh

Zero G Kitchen creates appliances for microgravity use in long-duration space flights. NanoRacks is a provider of commercial access to space. Hilton will be the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the ISS.

Ian and Jordana Fichtenbaum, the husband and wife team at Zero G Kitchen responsible for the space oven concept, said the DoubleTree Cookie was their first thought when they began imagining the creation of an oven to make space travel more comfortable.

Chocolate chip cookie day

To celebrate the launch of the first food item to be baked fresh in space, hotel guests and cookie lovers alike can stop by any DoubleTree by Hilton in the world on August 4 for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day to enjoy a complimentary DoubleTree Cookie.  

 

To accompany these efforts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Scholastic will launch a student contest this fall asking U.S. middle school students to submit their own innovative proposal for making life in space more hospitable. Prizes will include a cash award, iPad and, for teachers, a complimentary stay at any DoubleTree by Hilton location.

Full contest details and submission guidelines are available at:

www.scholastic.com/openingdoorsinspace

Also, go to this delectable video at:

https://youtu.be/AQxRy323Sr0

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