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Space Food Photos: What Astronauts Eat in Orbit

Mikhail Tyurin Plays With Food on ISS

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Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin plays with his food on the International Space Station. Image uploaded Nov. 27, 2013. Read the full story.

Fun with Fruit in Zero Gravity

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Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Sandra Magnus, both STS-126 mission specialists, are pictured with fresh fruit floating freely on the middeck of Space Shuttle Endeavour during flight day three activities on Nov. 16, 2008.

M&M's in Space

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NASA astronaut Loren Shriver eats M&M's candy in weightlessness aboard the space shuttle Atlantis during the STS-42 mission in 1992.

Space Shuttle M&Ms for Final Flight

Shuttle-themed M&M's: Melts in your mouth, not at your final space shuttle launch. These M&M candies were presented to members of the final launch team and astronaut crew for NASA's STS-135 mission in July 2011.

Astronaut Invents Zero-G Coffee Cup

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Endeavour shuttle astronaut Don Pettit sips coffee from a zero-g cup of his own invention during the STS-126 mission to the International Space Station.

Space Burrito Recipe Revealed by Astronauts

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Shuttle pilot Kevin Ford displays his creation, a “peanut butter popsicle,” made of a tortilla, some peanut butter and a butter knife to control it. Astronauts took a video of the concoction on Sept. 8, 2009 during the STS-128 mission.

Astronaut Chef Redefines Cooking on High

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Astronaut Sandra Magnus, Expedition 18 flight engineer, poses for a photo with food which she prepared at the galley in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.

Christmas Cookies in Space

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Astronauts Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, and Sandra Magnus, flight engineer, hold Christmas cookies while posing for a photo near the galley in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station.

Recycling Pee Into Drinking Water

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Endeavour shuttle commander proudly displays a batch of recyled water labeled 'Yesterday's Coffee' in a televised interview on NASA TV.

Coca Cola in Space

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Astronaut Anthony W. England, mission specialist, drinks from a special carbonated beverage dispenser labeled Coke while floating in the middeck area of the shuttle Challenger during the STS-51F mission in 1985. Note the can appears to have its own built in straw.

Astronaut Makes Sushi in Space

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Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi proudly displays his space sushi, the first hand-rolled sushi in space, which he made on Feb. 24, 2010 during a televised interview with Fuji TV.

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