Space Food, Peaches, Apollo 11 (Blue)
This package contains compressed, dehydrated peaches, which were freeze-dried for ease of packaging and storage during flight. It was flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July, 1969 but not used. The food was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe which dispensed one half ounce of cold water, each time the trigger button was pressed.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum from NASA.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Manufacturer: Whirlpool Corporation
Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D: 16.5 x 16.5 x 2.5cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 1 in.)
Exterior: 4-ply Polyethelyne laminate bag Valve: Plastic Contents: Compressed, dehydrated peaches, 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet
Inventory number: A19860543000
This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.