Rocket Fuel: Astronaut Food from the Space Race to Now

Sat, Aug 13th 2022, 11:00am

One of the most important battlegrounds of the Cold War was the Space Race, where the United States and the Soviet Union competed to see which nation would be first to master space travel. But exploring space presented a lot of challenges – including developing nutritious and tasty foods that astronauts could eat in microgravity.

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library invites you to join us on Saturday, August 13th from 11-12:30pm while we explore the history of astronaut food from the Space Race to the present day. Together we will learn about the evolution of astronaut food, sample some space snacks, and build and launch gravity-defying paper rockets.

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FREE FAMILY PROGRAM. One of the many challenges of space exploration is finding nutritious and tasty foods that astronauts can eat in microgravity. The Pritzker Military Museum and Library invites you to join us while we explore the history of astronaut food from the Space Race to the present day. Together we will learn about the evolution of astronaut food, sample some space snacks, and build and launch paper rockets.

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Pritzker Military Museum & Library

104 S Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603

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