Collection Item Summary:
This pouch was used as a restraint for the food during the course of rehydration, and during eating.
The plastic food pouch was closed inside this exterior pouch, which was designed to provide the astronaut with some protection from the heat of the food, and accidental breakage. It was equipped with small velcro tabs which enabled the food to be fastened to the spacecraft to prevent it from floating away.
Transferred to the National Air and Space Museum in 1971.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Crew Systems Division
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center
- Pouch: Beta bloth, Velcro
- Zipper: Brass, cotton,
- Pulls: Nylon
3-D: 47.5 × 7.5 × 2.5cm (18 11/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories