Space Food, Candy-Coated Chocolates

Space Food, Candy-Coated Chocolates

     

NASA gave this package of "M&M's" candy-coated chocolates to the Museum in 1985 for display in a space food exhibit. In addition to meals, astronauts enjoy a variety of snacks during missions in space. Choices include dried fruit, nuts, cookies, crackers, and candy. NASA usually repackages commercial products for spaceflight, as these "M&M's" have been vacuum-sealed in clear plastic. Although this package of candy did not fly in space, it is typical of snacks that have been available on the Shuttle and previous spacecraft.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
M&M/Mars, Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
package: plastic with attached paper
contents: food
Dimensions
3-D: 13.3 x 8.3cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

NASA gave this package of "M&M's" candy-coated chocolates to the Museum in 1985 for display in a space food exhibit. In addition to meals, astronauts enjoy a variety of snacks during missions in space. Choices include dried fruit, nuts, cookies, crackers, and candy. NASA usually repackages commercial products for spaceflight, as these "M&M's" have been vacuum-sealed in clear plastic. Although this package of candy did not fly in space, it is typical of snacks that have been available on the Shuttle and previous spacecraft.

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
M&M/Mars, Inc.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
package: plastic with attached paper
contents: food
Dimensions
3-D: 13.3 x 8.3cm (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

ID: A19850809000