Space Food, Coffee with Cream, STS-27

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    Space Food, Coffee with Cream, STS-27

    Plastic container with dehydrated beverage.

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This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Powdered tea, coffee, and juice are typical Shuttle-era menu items. Astronauts may choose a variety of beverages for meals and snacks. Like most foods stocked on the Shuttle this tea has been processed for storage at room temperature and packaged in a single portion. The container has a small injection port for adding hot or cold water to dissolve the powder into a drinkable cup of coffee. NASA has transferred a variety of space food to the Museum after Shuttle missions. This item returned from the STS-27 mission (Atlantis) in 1988.