Space Food, Applesauce, Friendship 7

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This partially consumed tube of applesauce was issued to astronaut John Glenn to eat aboard his Friendship 7 mission on February 20, 1962. At the time of this mission, it was unknown if astronauts would be able to swallow anything while weightless, and Glenn's ability to swallow the applesauce proved that it was possible.

NASA transferred this food container with Friendship 7 and its contents to the Museum in 1963.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A19630328000

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA

Manufacturer

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Metal, velcro, plastic

Dimensions

3-D: 22.9 x 5.7 x 1.9cm (9 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories