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Cottage Cheese, 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 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.

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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