This spacefood package contains dehydrated and compressed chicken salad, which was flown on the Apollo 10 mission in May, 1969. As it was not consumed during the mission, it was returned to earth.
Each Apollo crew member was provided with three meals per day which provided approximately 2,800 calories. The food was freeze-dried and was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe which dispensed one half ounce of hot or cold water as required, each time the trigger button was pressed. Other food consisted of bite-sized cubes of toasted bread, cookies or crackers, sandwiches and bacon.
The food was protected with a 4-ply, laminated film coating. Rehydratable foods had an 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet attached to reduce spoilage in the used food wraps.
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1986.