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Food in Space [Article]

John Glenn eating a tube of space food aboard Friendship 7 in 1962.

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Moon landings, I've written a piece on the history of eating in space.

The Guardian published it here, in their food blog, Word of Mouth.

Edit: For a more detailed description of the food eaten aboard Apollo 11, please see this post on the brilliant Eat Me Daily.


  1. The food reminds me of that episode of futurama where Bender tries to become a chef but fails because he has no taste buds.

    "The pie is ready. You guys like swarms of things, right?"

  2. yup meant this comment for the anchor post and now it makes no sense. Bloody iphones

  3. Neil - Not to worry! Thanks for posting anyway, especially from your iPhone :)