Space Food, Beef and Vegetables, Mercury, Friendship 7

This spacefood package contains pureed beef with vegetables and was issued to John Glenn for consumption during his Friendship 7 flight in February 1962.

Spacefood for the Mercury missions was placed in tube form to enable the astronaut to squeeze it directly into his mouth. In the later Gemini and Apollo missions, food was dehydrated requiring rehydration with hot water and could be eaten directly from the plastic storage bag.

Transferred to the national Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1967.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Manufacturer
Unknown

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Tube: Lead
Contents: Beef stew paste
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 3.2cm (5 x 1 1/4 in.)

This spacefood package contains pureed beef with vegetables and was issued to John Glenn for consumption during his Friendship 7 flight in February 1962.

Spacefood for the Mercury missions was placed in tube form to enable the astronaut to squeeze it directly into his mouth. In the later Gemini and Apollo missions, food was dehydrated requiring rehydration with hot water and could be eaten directly from the plastic storage bag.

Transferred to the national Air and Space Museum from NASA in 1967.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Astronaut
John H. Glenn, Jr.
Manufacturer
Unknown

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Tube: Lead
Contents: Beef stew paste
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 3.2cm (5 x 1 1/4 in.)

ID: A19670206000