The Evolution of Space Food Packaging: Beyond Freeze-Dried Ice Cream

The Evolution of Space Food Packaging: Beyond Freeze-Dried Ice Cream

A step-by-step guide on the evolution of astronaut snacks

Samantha Cole
  • 16 march 2016

We’ve written about sustainable edamame that forms its own box, springy egg cartons, and bottle boxes made from mushrooms. But what about the food packaging that gets launched into space?

Custom printing company Labeley created an infographic exploring how hungry astronauts experience food, from prep to preservation. Until 1961, scientists weren’t sure eating in zero-gravity would be possible; today, we’re preparing for future generations to live and work off-planet.

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