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