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This semi- dehydrated cherry bar was flown on the Apollo 16 mission in April 1972 but was never consumed. The food was formed into a bar for easy chewing. The cherry-bar was eaten directly from the package with no reconstitution required.

Each Apollo crew member was provided with three meals per day which provided approximately 2,800 calories per day. This cherry bar was protected with a 4-ply, laminated film coating, which protected the food from loss of flavor, moisture and oxygen invasion, spoiling and excess crumbling, and was used on both the rehydratable and the bite-sized foods.

It was transferred from NASA to the National Air and Space Museum in 1986.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories Manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation Dimensions 3-D: 14.6 x 8.9cm (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)
Materials Package: 4-ply plastic laminate, plastic valve, velcro, paper
Contents: Semi-Dehydrated cherry paste
Inventory Number A19860736000 Credit Line Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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