Space Food, Green Beans and Broccoli, Shuttle, STS-1


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:

This item (dehydrated vegetables) was returned from the first Space Shuttle mission, STS-1 (Columbia), in 1981. It is typical of Shuttle-era menu choices. As there is no onboard refrigerator or freezer, most foods stocked on the Shuttle are processed for storage at room temperature. Astronauts add hot or cold water to rehydrate the dried foods. Astronauts may tailor their menus according to their personal tastes, but within nutritional guidelines.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1981.

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
  • Coating
  • Adhesive
  • Velcro
  • Organic Material


3-D: 17.5 × 16.5 × 1.3cm (6 7/8 × 6 1/2 × 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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