Space Food, Turkey and Gravy, Skylab

The food lockers and freezers aboard Skylab were stocked with a variety of canned, frozen, and dehyrated items for the three astronaut crews who occupied the space station in 1973-1974. More than 70 assorted foods (cereal, eggs, bread, soup, meat, vegetables, fruit, desserts, snacks, and beverages) were available for nutritious meals. Food items packaged in pop-top aluminum cans or plastic pouches were heated in and eaten from these containers. Liquids, made by adding hot or cold water to powdered beverage mix, were sipped from squeezable plastic containers with straws. Astronauts prepared their meals at the galley table, using warmer trays to heat canned foods and a water gun to rehydrate dried foods. This item is typical of the menu choices aboard Skylab.

NASA transferred this container to the Museum in 1985.

Transferred from 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
can: aluminum
contents: thermostabilized food
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 x 10.2cm (1 1/4 x 4 in.)

The food lockers and freezers aboard Skylab were stocked with a variety of canned, frozen, and dehyrated items for the three astronaut crews who occupied the space station in 1973-1974. More than 70 assorted foods (cereal, eggs, bread, soup, meat, vegetables, fruit, desserts, snacks, and beverages) were available for nutritious meals. Food items packaged in pop-top aluminum cans or plastic pouches were heated in and eaten from these containers. Liquids, made by adding hot or cold water to powdered beverage mix, were sipped from squeezable plastic containers with straws. Astronauts prepared their meals at the galley table, using warmer trays to heat canned foods and a water gun to rehydrate dried foods. This item is typical of the menu choices aboard Skylab.

NASA transferred this container to the Museum in 1985.

Transferred from 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
can: aluminum
contents: thermostabilized food
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 x 10.2cm (1 1/4 x 4 in.)

ID: A19850816000