Mercury Space Food Beef and Vegetables Tube

     

Mercury Space Food Beef and Vegetables Tube

Spacefood for the Mercury missions was placed in tube form to enable the astronaut to squeeze it directly into his mouth. In the later Gemini and Apollo missions, food was dehydrated requiring rehydration with hot water and could be eaten directly from the plastic storage bag.

Image Number: WEB13204-2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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