I had mentioned a while back that researchers were working on space-friendly kimchi. So when they finally came through with a product, I thought, well, okay–old news.

But the unveiling of space kimchi is getting this story some more legs. It was in The New York Times this past weekend. Some part of me, though, feels that the stories have a certain snicker quality to them. As in, two guys sitting in a bar. One nudges the other with his elbow.

“Hey, Bob. I hear that Koreans are taking kimchi into space.”


They laugh.