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Space Food, Brownies, Apollo 11 (Blue)

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Space Food, Brownies, Apollo 11 (Blue)

Space Food, Brownies, Apollo 11 (Blue)

This spacefood package contains compressed brownies from the Apollo era. They 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 from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Manufacturer: Whirlpool Corporation

Country of Origin: United States of America

3-D: 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.9cm (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 3/4 in.)

Exterior: 4-ply laminate film, velcro Interior: Compressed brownie squares

Inventory number: A19860563000

This artifact is on display in the gallery of the National Mall building.

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