Martha Stewart has rendered her judgment on the decor of the International Space Station, USA Today reports.
In a segment on her television show to be aired today, "Stewart noted later that there are limited options for spiffing up the station, whose interior is a jumble of computers and research gear. 'You can't hang curtains. Everything has to be tied down,' she pointed out. 'It could be, maybe, modernized a little bit and made a little more sleek inside.'"
She also empathized with being cooped up and having to eat institutional food. "'I know just as well as anybody that for five or six months, you can get along with a limited diet,' says Stewart, who spent five months in federal prison for lying about a stock sale. 'You just have to go with the flow, I'm sure.'
Stewart was hoping to prepare some meals for billionaire Charles Simonyi -- Martha's current beau -- to take on his space flight, but Russian dietary and packaging rules got in the way. Luckily, Russian space officials had already approved some meals developed by French chef Alain Ducasse.
"There's a wonderful confit of duck, there's a puree of parsnip and celeriac, all kinds of elaborate desserts, and (Simonyi) is taking all of those things," she said.
The meals NASA provides are mostly dehydrated or freeze-dried and "don't look appetizing," Stewart said. She declined to criticize NASA's food, saying nutrition should be the agency's top priority.