APOLLO PROGRAM FOOD
On Apollo, rations were increased to 2800 calories per day. A more sophisticated water system provided both hot and cold water for the preparation of food. Gemini spacecraft provided only cold water; all re-hydrated foods on those missions were eaten cold.
Hot watergun used on Apollo 9
On Christmas Eve, 1968, during the Apollo 8 mission, the astronauts opened their meal packages to discover thermo-stabilized turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce that they could eat with a spoon. This meal did not have to be re-hydrated.
Turkey and gravy similar to the type eaten by the Apollo 8 crew
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