Space Food, Crackers, Shuttle


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

Crackers were a typical snack for Space Shuttle crews. Most foods stocked on the Shuttle were processed for storage at room temperature and packaged in individual portions. Some commercial products, like boxed crackers and cookies, were separated into small servings. Astronauts could choose foods according to their personal tastes, but within nutritional guidelines. NASA transferred a variety of spare food items to the Museum during the Shuttle era.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin

United States of America


Polyethylene laminate, paper adhesive label, Velcro, food material


3-D: 15.2 x 8.9 x 1.3cm (6 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories