BOULDER, COLO. -- Astronaut Ice Cream, the freeze-dried astronaut ice cream made by Astronaut Foods and developed with NASA in 1974, is once again available for purchase on the company's redesigned website, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Disney Theme Parks, Universal Studios, Ron Jon Surf Shops and Paper Source stores, as well as select outdoor retail stores.

“We are thrilled to bring astronaut ice cream and freeze-dried fruit back to the public after a short hiatus,” Duane Primozich, chief executive officer of American Outdoor Products and Astronaut Foods. “Astronaut Foods offers anyone and everyone -- kids and adults alike -- a delicious, fun, nostalgia-packed treat that melts in your mouth. It’s so fun to see the curiosity that Astronaut Ice Cream sparks amongst kids, and we are excited to have it back in production and available for people to enjoy once again. It’s also an honor to support people and organizations whose goal is to push the boundaries of space exploration and discovery and ignite young minds in exploring the mysteries of space.”

Astronaut Ice Cream is made through the process of lyophilization, commonly known as freeze-drying, to turn real ice cream into a crunchy, creamy sweetness that melts in your mouth. Freeze-drying removes 98% of the original water content. Astronaut ice cream is 100% real ice cream. Made in Boulder, Colo., the product doesn't refrigeration needed and has a three-year shelf life. 

Astronaut Ice Cream is now available in two flavors, Vanilla and Neapolitan. Individual sandwiches are available for purchase for $4.99 USD. There are also 12-packs available for $59.99 USD, as well as bulk case options of 50 or 200 sandwiches.