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Jellied Beef Tongue, Soviet Union


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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 an unflown can that contains a single portion of Jellied Beef Tongue. The meat has been prepared in a way so that a cosmonaut can open and consume it without shedding crumbs inside the space craft.

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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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Donor Unknown


Metal can (Steel?) with unknown contents


3-D: 3.2 × 7.6cm, 0.1kg (1 1/4 × 3 in., 1/4lb.)

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PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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