Space Food, Strawberries, STS-27

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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 serving of strawberries is typical of Shuttle-era menu choices. Before each mission, the astronauts select their meals from a list of hundreds of food items. As there is no onboard refrigerator or freezer, most foods are processed for storage at room temperature. Single servings are packaged in disposable plastic containers, pop-top cans, or foil pouches, and foods are eaten directly from these containers. Dehydrated food items like this have a circular port in one corner for adding water to make the food edible. This item was returned from the STS-27 Space Shuttle mission (Atlantis) in 1988.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center

Materials

plastic, paper, dehydrated food, velcro

Dimensions

3-D: 10.2 x 10.2 x 5.1cm (4 x 4 x 2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Inventory Number

A19890312000