24 February 2012

Peanuts or Pretzels?

With the Academy Awards hoopla happening this weekend, I submit this scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey for the customary Flashback Friday post. We're aboard the Moon shuttle Aries, grabbing a snack from the galley. Despite its cool, retro-futuristic look [consultants from NASA advised on much of the set design], the zero-gravity-friendly menu was limited to pouches of liquified foodstuffs. According to the script, the Aries was operated by Pan Am Airways—which, in reality, had lunar aspirations of its own—and was renowned for in-flight cuisine that featured recipes from Maxim's de Paris.

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