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Black Bread, Soviet


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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This is an unflown package of traditional Russian black bread. The bread is made in small cubes and sealed inside a plastic envelope. A cosmonaut can break off small bite-sized pieces without shedding crumbs inside the spacecraft.

The Director of the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow donated this item to the museum while visiting Washington, D. C.

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National Air and Space Museum


Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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Gift of Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics, Moscow


celophane, bread


3-D: 15.2 x 6.4 x 1.3cm (6 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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