Jellied Beef Tongue, Soviet Union

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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 an unflown can that contains a single portion of Jellied Beef Tongue. The meat has been prepared in a way so that a cosmonaut can open and consume it without shedding crumbs inside the space craft.

Donor Unknown

Country of Origin
USSR

Location
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Metal can (Steel?) with unknown contents
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 × 7.6cm, 0.1kg (1 1/4 × 3 in., 1/4lb.)

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 an unflown can that contains a single portion of Jellied Beef Tongue. The meat has been prepared in a way so that a cosmonaut can open and consume it without shedding crumbs inside the space craft.

Donor Unknown

Country of Origin
USSR

Location
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Materials
Metal can (Steel?) with unknown contents
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 × 7.6cm, 0.1kg (1 1/4 × 3 in., 1/4lb.)

ID: A19850804000