Space Food, Peaches, Apollo 11 (Blue)

This package contains compressed, dehydrated peaches, which were freeze-dried for ease of packaging and storage during flight. It was flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969 but not used. The food was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe which dispensed one half ounce of cold water, each time the trigger button was pressed.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA.

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 Polyethelyne laminate bag
Valve: Plastic
Contents: Compressed, dehydrated peaches, 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet
Dimensions
3-D: 16.5 x 16.5 x 2.5cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 1 in.)

This package contains compressed, dehydrated peaches, which were freeze-dried for ease of packaging and storage during flight. It was flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969 but not used. The food was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe which dispensed one half ounce of cold water, each time the trigger button was pressed.

Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA.

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 Polyethelyne laminate bag
Valve: Plastic
Contents: Compressed, dehydrated peaches, 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet
Dimensions
3-D: 16.5 x 16.5 x 2.5cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 1 in.)

ID: A19860543000