Space Food, Corn Chowder, Apollo 16

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    Space Food, Corn Chowder, Apollo 16

    Dehydrated corn chowder, contained in a vacuum-sealed plastic bagw/valve stem on one end.

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    Space Food, Corn Chowder, Apollo 16

    Dehydrated corn chowder, contained in a vacuum-sealed plastic bagw/valve stem on one end.

    2 of 2

This spacefood package contains dehydrated corn chowder made for an unknown Apollo mission. 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 per day. 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.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1998.