The widely held belief that this chalky, freeze-dried dessert made it to space isn't true after all, according to the National Air and Space Museum and actual NASA astronauts.
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"After it came out, I remember thinking, 'Gee, wouldn't it have been nice if we had that,'" Cunningham added.
When you consider how crumbly astronaut ice cream can be, there's no way NASA could have allowed it to be consumed in zero gravity where the bits of freeze-dried ice cream could fly into the controls or create other problems floating inside the ship.
"How could we have something up here that crumbled and crunched?" astronaut Chris Hadfield said in a 2013 video talking about the improbability that any of them would ever eat astronaut ice cream in space.
"It could get everywhere," Hadfield continued. "It would get in my eyes. We'd breathe it. There would be crumbs floating everywhere."
With the advent of actual freezers on NASA ships, astronauts today can now just eat regular ice cream like we do, minus the sprinkles of course.