Space Food, Chocolate Covered Cookies, STS-27


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:

Cookies, candy, nuts, and dried fruit are typical Shuttle-era snack items. Unlike perishable meal foods that have to be dehydrated or irradiated to avoid spoiling, store-bought snack foods are simply repackaged into individual portions without further processing. Despite the plain package, astronauts enjoy having snack foods in their natural form. This item was returned from the STS-27 Space Shuttle mission (Atlantis) in 1988.

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


plastic, paper, organic material


3-D: 14 x 11 x 3cm (5 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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