Happy 39th birthday to the first moon walk!
Did you know that Whirlpool isn't just about dishwashers and refrigerators? When it comes to ice cream, astronauts have this appliance company to thank for their ability to eat the sweet treat in zero gravity. It was actually a subcontractor to Whirlpool who developed for NASA the dehydrated Astronaut Ice Cream that astronauts and field tripping school kids all around the country enjoy. (For more information on astronaut food, see here.)
Out of the top five sellers at the Kennedy Space Center gift shop, two astronaut ice cream products are among them.
I'm not surprised. I don't know a kid around that doesn't go to a science museum shop and look longingly at the Astronaut Ice Cream. In fact, this 28-going-on-29-year-old-kid still does! Albeit it's not super premium ice cream, but there is something magical about how the styrafoamy block turns to ice cream in your mouth.
[Husband, this this 28-going-on-29-year-old-kid just gave you an idea for a birthday present!]
[Scoopalicious is celebrating National Ice Cream month with a Post-A-Day throughout the month of July!]