Space Food, Candy-Coated Chocolates


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center


  • package: plastic with attached paper
  • contents: food


3-D: 13.5 × 9 × 1cm (5 5/16 × 3 9/16 × 3/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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