Food for spaceflight must be nutritious, lightweight, and easily stored. As astronauts and cosmonauts spend increasing amounts of time in space, the food must also be appealing. This is a package of Russian table bread. The bread is divided into small cubes and wrapped in a plastic envelope. A cosmonaut can break off a cube to eat without shedding crumbs in the spacecraft. An American collector donated this bread to the museum in 1972.
Gift of Dr. Paula Campbell, San Antonio, TX