Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

FTS Experiment

Experiment FTS forms part of the scientific research program performed by Italian Astronaut Roberto Vittori (ESA) on the ISS in the frame of ENEIDE ISM Project. The European Space Agency is a customer of the preparation and implementation of the research program.


  • Identify food items from the Lazio region (Italy), which could be used in the ratio of the on the ISS crew
  • Demonstrate that traditional food items from the Lazio region are tasty and nutritious and they dont loose their quality in space flight conditions
  • Increase the variety of food items available for the stations crew.


  • Taste new product items;
  • Assess any possible organoleptical alterations when changing a food.

Science Hardware Used:

  • FTS Container like a tray with food items (typical and traditional) from the Lazio region (Italy).

Support Facilities:

  • Camera Nikon D1X.

Experiment Results:

  • Pages of the crew procedures with a filled questionnaire to assess organoleptical tests of food products in spaceflight, as well their suitability for use.
  • Digital photos on a memory card.