This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
ETKVL Poltsamaa Pollmajanduskombinat
Country of Origin: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Dimensions: 3-D: 17.8 x 3.8 x 3.8cm (7 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)
Materials: Painter/coated metal tube (aluminum?) with plastic cap
This is a package of Soviet space cottage cheese. The cheese contained inside a plastic-coated metal tube to keep it in one place. The Poltsamaa Agricultural Factory in the Estonian Republic of the USSR prepared this food for use in the Soviet space program. It was not flown in space. An American donor gave it to the museum in the 1970s.
Gift of Dr. Paula Campbell, San Antonio, TX
Inventory number: A19720635000