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Astronaut Ice Cream Is a Lie (Video)

"I think it’s very likely it never flew," says the curator at the National Air and Space Museum.

Phil Edwards is a senior producer for the Vox video team.

Any space-enthused kid has endured the crumbly, chalky agglomeration of flavors known as “astronaut ice cream.” We deal with it because of the supposed connection to the lives of real space explorers.

The only problem is that astronaut ice cream is a lie.

As this video shows, this legendary children’s treat has a surprisingly murky history.

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