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Borshch, 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 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

Rights

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

Manufacturer

ETKVL Poltsamaa Pollmajanduskombinat

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Paula Campbell, San Antonio, TX

Materials

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

Dimensions

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

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Country of Origin

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Inventory Number

A19720636000