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Bread, Riga, Dried Cubes, Soviet


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Food for spaceflight must be nutritious, lightweight, and easily stored. As astronauts and cosmonauts spend increasing amounts of time in space, the food must also be appealing. This is a package of Russian Rye Bread. The bread is divided into space cubes and stored in a plastic envelope. The cosmonaut can break off a cube and eat it without shedding crumbs in the spacecraft. 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


Cellophane wrapped bread


3-D: 15.2 × 7.6 × 1.3cm, 0.1kg (6 × 3 × 1/2 in., 1/8lb.)

Country of Origin

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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