The First Food Man Ever Ate on the Moon Was… You Guessed It. Bacon.



In June of 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin gently set a spacecraft down on the surface of the Moon, about to embark on the greatest exploration feat of all-time.

This was pre-Twitter, mind you, so the duo did not crowdsource the meal they would have before leaving Eagle and walking into history. Could you imagine if they did, though?

@NeilArmstrong Hey #Earth, what should our first meal on the moon be?

You know exactly what would happen next.

@CollectiveTwitter BACON RT @NeilArmstrong Hey #Earth, what should our first meal on the moon be?

Yet, even without the guidance of 2014’s groupthink, Armstrong and Aldrin still had our age’s most popular meat as a snack. That’s right. The first food ever eaten on the Moon was bacon. So says historian Amy Shira Teital in Popular Science:

Bacon cubes were among the meals stored in the lunar module. And it worked out that meal A, the first scheduled meal to be eaten on the Moon, consisted of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink and coffee. They ate history’s first meal on Moon slightly ahead of schedule after landing at the Sea of Tranquility.


[Via First We Feast; Bacon via Shutterstock]