Country of Origin: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
3-D Test: 17.8 x 3.8 x 3.8cm (7 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)
Painter/coated metal tube (aluminum?) with plastic cap
This is a tube package of Borshch, or Russian cabbage soup, prepared for use in space. The plastic-coated metal tube contains a single serving of the soup and allows the cosmonaut to empty the tube directly into his or her mouth. This specimen was not flown in space. An American donor gave it to the museum in the 1970s.
Gift of Dr. Paula Campbell, San Antonio, TX