This Is What Counts as a Cheeseburger in Space

There’s a sense of international camaraderie in this space cheeseburger

It’s not right, but it’s okay. 

Earlier this week, American astronaut and current inhabitant of the International Space Station Terry Virts shared this photo of what counts as a cheeseburger in space. If, like us, you’ve spent a lot of your spare time wondering what astronauts actually eat in space, this photo may break your heart.

Or perhaps it will bring you a sense of nostalgia for the kind of “food” you put together as a broke and desperate college student. Astronauts, they’re just like us!

In any case, Virts’ space cheeseburger (“beef patties, Russian mustard, tomato paste, cheese paste, and tortilla”) will probably make you glad to have much easier access to Earth cheeseburgers. We’re assuming that, if you’re reading this, you’re probably on Earth.

Virts personally endorsed his space version as “very tasty,” and we bet it is, considering how powerful the desire for a cheeseburger must be once you leave America to live in space.


On that note, let it be known that we would definitely eat this space cheeseburger, because if it’s good enough for a space traveler, it’s good enough for us.