Retired Marine Colonel Randy Bresnik cut his teeth as a test pilot for the F/A-18 Hornet program, before going on to serve combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Now, he’s an astronaut, and one of the few remaining with the experience necessary to give us the lowdown on how space food stacks up against good old-fashioned MREs.

Watch Colonel Bresnik discuss the differences and similarities between eating in the field and eating in orbit in the video below:

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