Astronaut making peanut butter and jelly sandwich in space

Screengrab via NASA Johnson/YouTube

Watch NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough make a PB&J sandwich in space

It’s peanut butter jelly time—IN SPACE!


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 25, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 4:30 pm CDT

Living in the International Space Station can provide incredible views and astounding, life-changing missions for the crew on board. It can also offer unique challenges, as NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough demonstrates with a video on a lunchtime classic.

On Earth, making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is easy. But in space, Kimbrough doesn’t have gravity to keep his supplies down or bread to make it. Instead, astronauts use tortillas for sandwiches. From there it’s a gravity-free exercise in multitasking as Kimbrough has to juggle putting all of his supplies together without letting them stray too far.

It’s certainly a sandwich well-earned.

H/T Laughing Squid

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*First Published: Apr 25, 2017, 1:41 pm CDT