Space Food, Meal Package, Day 5, Meal C, Gemini (Blue)

This package of spacefood contains a complete meal combination, which consists of entree, vegetables and dessert. Additionally, it has a package of drink crystals.

The food was freeze-dried and was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe which dispensed one half ounce of hot or cold water as required each time the trigger button was pressed.

Like the other foods used in the space program, this food was nutritious, lightweight, and could be stored in a minimum of space. It was protected with an aluminized, 4-ply, laminated film coating, which protected the food from loss of flavor, moisture and oxygen invasion, and spoiling.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1985.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Whirlpool Corporation

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Exterior: 4-ply laminate film, velcro
Interior: Compressed meal of entree, vegetables and dessert
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 2.5 x 10.2cm (5 x 1 x 4 in.)

This package of spacefood contains a complete meal combination, which consists of entree, vegetables and dessert. Additionally, it has a package of drink crystals.

The food was freeze-dried and was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe which dispensed one half ounce of hot or cold water as required each time the trigger button was pressed.

Like the other foods used in the space program, this food was nutritious, lightweight, and could be stored in a minimum of space. It was protected with an aluminized, 4-ply, laminated film coating, which protected the food from loss of flavor, moisture and oxygen invasion, and spoiling.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1985.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Whirlpool Corporation

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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Exterior: 4-ply laminate film, velcro
Interior: Compressed meal of entree, vegetables and dessert
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 2.5 x 10.2cm (5 x 1 x 4 in.)

ID: A19850615000