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Old 04-23-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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I really want to get some astronaut ice cream, but I won't be able to go to the Space Center. Anyone know where I can get some astronaut ice cream in town at some retail location?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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I really want to get some astronaut ice cream, but I won't be able to go to the Space Center. Anyone know where I can get some astronaut ice cream in town at some retail location?

Thanks in advance!
Did you mean "Cosmonaut ice cream"?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Nope, I meant astronaut ice cream! Freeze-dried borscht-flavored powder does not sound too appetizing at the moment.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Looks like they carry it at HMNS

Museum Store

or maybe you can make your own
Homemade astronaut ice cream instructions - Boing Boing
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:19 PM
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hobby lobby at science kit Aisle.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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If you are coming thru Bush airport they have some at the NASA store in Terminal E
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Academy Sports and Outdoors has some in the camping dept.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Funny thing about astronaut ice cream is it was essentially never (or rarely) used/taken in space by astronauts... too crumby. Back in Michigan our local library one summer did a reading program with a space theme. The kids were rewarded with astronaut ice cream if they met their reading goals at the end of the summer during a reception where a former local skylab astronaut was going to speak. Anyhow, he gets up there and one of the kids asks about astronaut ice cream (which they all just received, but the astronaut didn't know) and he proceeded to tell them that astronaut ice cream was never used... that in fact he had real ice cream on skylab... you could see all the kids hearts sink immediately.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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That's a great story. If you want to have the ice cream most recently used in space, head on down to the store and pick up some little cups of Blue Bell, that's what has been flown recently. It's more difficult without the Space Shuttle, which was designed to late load frozen items which would later be put into the Space Station freezers. Those freezers are mainly there to freeze science samples like blood but the ice cream was a nice diversion for the crew.

For the freeze dried stuff, they have it in 10 packs on Amazon for 23 bucks.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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Childrens museum amd HMNS
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