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Space Food, Beef with Vegetables, Apollo 11 (Blue)

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This spacefood package from the Apollo era contains dehydrated and compressed beef with vegetables. It required rehydration with hot water and could 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. The rehydratable foods also had an 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet attached to reduce spoilage in the used food wraps.

Transferred to the national Air and Space Museum from NASA

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 Polyethelyne laminate bag
Valve: Plastic
Contents: Dehydrated, compressed beef with vegetables
Dimensions
3-D: 15.2 x 14.6 x 1.9cm (6 x 5 3/4 x 3/4 in.)

This spacefood package from the Apollo era contains dehydrated and compressed beef with vegetables. It required rehydration with hot water and could 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. The rehydratable foods also had an 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet attached to reduce spoilage in the used food wraps.

Transferred to the national Air and Space Museum from NASA

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 Polyethelyne laminate bag
Valve: Plastic
Contents: Dehydrated, compressed beef with vegetables
Dimensions
3-D: 15.2 x 14.6 x 1.9cm (6 x 5 3/4 x 3/4 in.)

ID: A19860454000


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