Space Food, Trail Mix, STS-27


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

Nuts, dried fruits, cookies, and candy are typical Shuttle-era snack items. Unlike perishable meal foods that must be dehydrated or irradiated to avoid spoiling, store-bought snack foods are simply repackaged into individual portions without such processing. Astronauts enjoy the snacks in their natural form. This item was returned from the STS-27 Space Shuttle mission (Atlantis) in 1988.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


plastic, organic material, paper, velcro


3-D: 10.2 x 5.1cm (4 x 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