Borshch, Soviet

Borshch, Soviet

     

This is a tube package of Borshch, or Russian cabbage soup, prepared for use in space. The plastic-coated metal tube contains a single serving of the soup and allows the cosmonaut to empty the tube directly into his or her mouth. This specimen was not flown in space. An American donor gave it to the museum in the 1970s.

Gift of Dr. Paula Campbell, San Antonio, TX

Country of Origin
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Manufacturer
ETKVL Poltsamaa Pollmajanduskombinat

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Painter/coated metal tube (aluminum?) with plastic cap
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 3.8 x 3.8cm (7 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

This is a tube package of Borshch, or Russian cabbage soup, prepared for use in space. The plastic-coated metal tube contains a single serving of the soup and allows the cosmonaut to empty the tube directly into his or her mouth. This specimen was not flown in space. An American donor gave it to the museum in the 1970s.

Gift of Dr. Paula Campbell, San Antonio, TX

Country of Origin
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Manufacturer
ETKVL Poltsamaa Pollmajanduskombinat

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Painter/coated metal tube (aluminum?) with plastic cap
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 3.8 x 3.8cm (7 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

ID: A19720636000