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Packaging in space! Gallery
More than five decades ago, it was quite a leap for packaging engineers to design and produce containers and materials that could function on a spacecraft. On the cusp of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic moon landing (July 20), let’s celebrate the ingenuity of packages that have trekked into space.
Over the years, hundreds of books and shows have documented and analyzed our forays into outer space. But little has been shared about the product packages that helped keep all the astronauts alive during their voyages from the earth to the moon and back.
Whether you’re a space enthusiast (like me) or not, Packaging Digest has an out-of-this-world treat for packaging professionals: A slideshow of packages designed for space travel, courtesy of NASA and the Air Zoo museum in Portage, MI (near Kalamazoo).