Space Food, Sugar Coated Corn Flakes, Apollo 11 (White)

Space Food, Sugar Coated Corn Flakes, Apollo 11 (White)

     

This spacefood package contains sugared cornflakes and was flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. However, as it was not consumed during the mission, it was returned to Earth.

The package required the addition of 3 ounces of cold water prior to consumption. Food for spaceflight had to be nutritious, lightweight and have the ability to be compressed when possible. For the early missions, it also had to be stored without refrigeration and have the ability to be eaten under weightless conditions.

Transferred from NASA to the National Air and Space Museum in 1984.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Whirlpool Corporation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Exterior: 4-ply Polyethelyne laminate bag, paper, velcro
Valve: Plastic
Contents: Sugared cornflakes, 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet
Dimensions
3-D: 25.4 x 8.9 x 1.3cm (10 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

This spacefood package contains sugared cornflakes and was flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. However, as it was not consumed during the mission, it was returned to Earth.

The package required the addition of 3 ounces of cold water prior to consumption. Food for spaceflight had to be nutritious, lightweight and have the ability to be compressed when possible. For the early missions, it also had to be stored without refrigeration and have the ability to be eaten under weightless conditions.

Transferred from NASA to the National Air and Space Museum in 1984.

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Whirlpool Corporation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Exterior: 4-ply Polyethelyne laminate bag, paper, velcro
Valve: Plastic
Contents: Sugared cornflakes, 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet
Dimensions
3-D: 25.4 x 8.9 x 1.3cm (10 x 3 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

ID: A19840521000