The First Food Served On The Moon? Bacon, Of Course


You know a food has got to be good when it’s the one that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin ate to celebrate landing on the moon. According to Amy Shira Teitel over at Vintage Space:

[B]acon cubes were among the meals stored in the lunar module. And it worked out that meal A, the first scheduled meal to be eaten on the Moon, consisted of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink and coffee. They ate history’s first meal on Moon slightly ahead of schedule after landing at the Sea of Tranquility.

As you would expect, bacon was a favorite treat among astronauts. Astronaut Walt Cunningham commented to Bill Pogue during the Apollo 7 mission that “Happiness is a package of bacon squares on day 10.”

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