DoubleTree by Hilton’s chocolate chip cookie will become the first food baked in space inside a prototype oven designed to make long-duration space travel more hospitable.
A batch of DoubleTree cookie dough will be launched along with the prototype oven in a rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS).
Working in partnership with Zero G Kitchen, which creates appliances for micro-gravity use in long-duration space flights and NanoRacks, a provider of commercial access to space, Hilton will be the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the space station.
The hotel franchise’s global head, Shawn McAteer said: “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.”
Zero G Kitchen’s co-founder, Ian Fichtenbaum, who teamed up with his wife, Jordana, for the space oven concept, said: “When we first concepted the oven, we naturally thought of DoubleTree by Hilton and its signature cookie. It is the perfect treat to bring a warm welcome to space.”