Asked in Astronauts
Astronauts

Why can't astronauts taste food in space?

Answer

Wiki User
08/21/2014

It is really the smell of food that gives it its taste, and because there is little gravity in space, the smell floats away before it is able to get to the astronaut's nose. Astronauts also have to deal with a constantly stuffy nose, which further hinders the ability to taste.