Bread, Riga, Dried Cubes, Soviet

Food for spaceflight must be nutritious, lightweight, and easily stored. As astronauts and cosmonauts spend increasing amounts of time in space, the food must also be appealing. This is a package of Russian Rye Bread. The bread is divided into space cubes and stored in a plastic envelope. The cosmonaut can break off a cube and eat it without shedding crumbs in the spacecraft. 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

Country of Origin
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Cellophane wrapped bread
Dimensions
3-D: 15.2 x 7.6 x 1.3cm (6 x 3 x 1/2 in.)

Food for spaceflight must be nutritious, lightweight, and easily stored. As astronauts and cosmonauts spend increasing amounts of time in space, the food must also be appealing. This is a package of Russian Rye Bread. The bread is divided into space cubes and stored in a plastic envelope. The cosmonaut can break off a cube and eat it without shedding crumbs in the spacecraft. 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

Country of Origin
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Manufacturer
Unknown

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Cellophane wrapped bread
Dimensions
3-D: 15.2 x 7.6 x 1.3cm (6 x 3 x 1/2 in.)

ID: A19720642000