Astronauts in the International Space Station will soon be enjoying the delights of DoubleTree by Hilton’s famous signature warm chocolate chip cookie when the treat becomes the first food to be baked in outer space.
In partnership with Zero G Kitchen and NanoRacks, a batch of specially prepared DoubleTree cookie dough will be part of a new supply mission attached to a rocket bound for the space station. Utilising a prototype oven comprised of a cylindrical insulated container designed to bake food samples in a microgravity environment by carefully venting to allow the oven to operate safely within the highly controlled environment.
Once within the space station, the DoubleTree cookie will see the hotel brand make history when it becomes the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the space station.
DoubleTree by Hilton Senior Vice President and Global Brand Head, Shawn McAteer, said the company was thrilled to be sending its hospitality into orbit as part of Hilton’s 100th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
“The simple gesture of a warm cookie welcome is a favourite of DoubleTree guests around the world, and now we are sharing that moment of hospitality as part of this experiment aboard the International Space Station.”
“Opening up the frontier of space means making it relatable to people’s everyday lives, and what could be more relatable than a freshly baked cookie,” questioned Zero G Kitchen founders Ian and Jordana Fichtenbaum.