Space Food, Pineapple Fruitcake, Apollo 11 (Blue)

This spacefood package contains compressed pineapple fruitcake that was flown on Apollo 11. As it was not consumed during the mission it was returned to earth and transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA.

The fruitcake was able to be eaten directly from the bag. Apollo astronauts were provided with three meals per day which provided approximately 2,800 calories.

The food was protected with a 4-ply, laminated film coating. This protected the food from loss of flavor, moisture and oxygen invasion, spoiling and excess crumbling, and was used on both the rehydratable and the bite-sized foods.

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 fruitcake squares
Dimensions
3-D: 10.2 x 8.3 x 1.9cm (4 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

This spacefood package contains compressed pineapple fruitcake that was flown on Apollo 11. As it was not consumed during the mission it was returned to earth and transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA.

The fruitcake was able to be eaten directly from the bag. Apollo astronauts were provided with three meals per day which provided approximately 2,800 calories.

The food was protected with a 4-ply, laminated film coating. This protected the food from loss of flavor, moisture and oxygen invasion, spoiling and excess crumbling, and was used on both the rehydratable and the bite-sized foods.

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 fruitcake squares
Dimensions
3-D: 10.2 x 8.3 x 1.9cm (4 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

ID: A19860585000