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Borshch, Soviet


Display Status:

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 a tube package of Borshch, or Russian cabbage soup, prepared for use in space. The plastic-coated metal tube contains a single serving of the soup and allows the cosmonaut to empty the tube directly into his or her mouth. This specimen was not flown in space. An American donor gave it to the museum in the 1970s.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Paula Campbell, San Antonio, TX


Painter/coated metal tube (aluminum?) with plastic cap


3-D: 17.8 x 3.8 x 3.8cm (7 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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