The next major advancement in the quality and variety of space food occurred in 1973 during the Skylab Program (a space mission after Apollo, in which a third stage of a Saturn V rocket was converted into a space station). The space station had a full galley in which the astronauts could cook and eat meals of their own choosing. Skylab relied on solar cells for power, instead of water-producing fuel cells. Dehydrated foods were limited in order to conserve the water supply. Skylab was equipped with a refrigerator so that frozen foods could be carried. This included what became the astronauts favorite dish--ice cream.
Skylab food sample
Eating aboard Skylab
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