As I mentioned previously, Dad Collected Stuff, so in honor of the anniversary of the first moon landing this week, I decided to take a peek at his newspapers from that week. Some of the articles and photos are well-known, such as the liftoff
Photo of Buzz Aldrin, taken by Neil Armstrong, as he climbed down the steps of the lunar module onto the surface of the moon,
And the most famous—Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon as the reflection of the American flag and Armstrong are seen in his helmet.
How many people know what type of culinary delights awaited those first two moon walkers on their spacecraft? Thanks to one of Dad’s newspapers, I am going to share my discovery.
According the article from the New York Daily News on July 18, 1969, the food for this historic mission was much more sophisticated than previous space flights. I don’t think that The News space team, who sampled the same meal to be eaten by Armstrong and Aldrin, agreed, particularly at a cost of $200.
The first moon meal consisted of bacon squares, peaches shaped like a bar of soap, sugar cookie cubes, and pineapple-grapefruit drink. The meals needed be mixed with water, using a water pistol to supply hot or cold water. Yum yum??
I guess that was the price to pay for the awesome privilege of being the first to land on the moon.