Can astronauts drink soda in space?

Yes! U.S. astronauts aboard Challenger's 1985 flight drank Coke and Pepsi from special cans. Other astronauts have enjoyed corned beef sandwiches, hot dogs, Graham crackers, and Life Savers. At Mir station in 1988, French cosmonaut Jean-Loup Chr├ętien treated fellow cosmonauts to 23 gourmet foods from a French chef, including compote of pigeon with dates and dried raisins, duck with artichokes, oxtail fondue with tomatoes and pickles, and beef bourguignon. Now that's fine dining!


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