If I had to name one food that defined my childhood it would have to be astronaut ice cream. I can still remember getting it from the gift shop at the Minnesota Science Museum in the late 1980s and thinking that it was absolutely the coolest thing in the world. Look Mom, I'm eating just like an astronaut!
Astronaut ice cream. How could anyone not want a treat that's so light-weight, so non-perishable, and so neapolitan? Today we shall take a peek at the physics behind the taste sensation.