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First Person: Dave Williams

Astronaut brings Canadian perspective to space travel



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Pique: Do you crave anything?

Williams: Oh yes you do, its bizarre actually. Normally I am not a big macaroni and cheese person at all. In fact I might go for four of five years before I might eat it. Well the last time I was in space I had some and I thought, wow, this is really good, so everyday I was eating macaroni and cheese. Then at the end of the mission I was developing a craving for a cheeseburger and a chocolate milkshake so (that was) the first thing I asked for when I landed.

Usually you prefer spicy foods so beef jerky is nice to have because not only does it have protein it has all the spices on it. A lot of people fly (up with) wasabi paste. It would be great if we could figure out a way to fly sushi and keep it fresh.”