Space Food, Shortbread Cookies, STS-27

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    Space Food, Shortbread Cookies, STS-27

    Plastic wrap with four (4) Lorna Doon shortbread cookies

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    Space Food, Shortbread Cookies, STS-27

    Plastic wrap with four (4) Lorna Doon shortbread cookies

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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.

These cookies are typical of Shuttle-era menu choices. Most foods stocked on the Shuttle are processed for storage at room temperature and packaged in individual portions. Some commercial products, like cookies and crackers, are repacked for spaceflight in a standard wrap with a bit of Velcro so the item can be attached somewhere without floating away. This package returned from the STS-27 Space Shuttle mission (Atlantis) in 1988.