Did you know tortillas became popular on NASA space missions in the 1980s?

In 1985, Mexican scientist Rodolfo Neri Vela requested tortillas for his mission—and inadvertently changed the diets of NASA astronauts forever.

First We Feast superfan Juan Cisneros crafted the story of space tortillas into an awesome comic, because everyone likes learning through visuals. Check out Cisneros’ comic below, titled “Why Do Astronauts Eat Tortillas Instead of Bread.”atro

Now watch an astronaut and chef Traci Des Jardins make a burrito in space.

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