Published: July 27, 2021

Tobias Niederwieser and Robby Aaron working on one of the FRIDGE units.
Tobias Niederwieser and Robby Aaron working on one of the FRIDGE units.

Smithsonian Magazine interviewed BioServe Research Associate Tobias Niederwieser for a new article on refrigerators aboard the International Space Station and other spacecraft in Low Earth Orbit.

Niederwieser led work on BioServe's ISS FRIDGE, which has been delivering space-rated refrigerators for astronauts to store experiments and tasty food treats from home while in orbit.

The article cover's the efforts by BioServe and Purdue University to overcome the unique challenges to creating successful technology for use in space.

Read more at Smithsonian Magazine.