Space Food, Sugar Cookie Cubes, Apollo 11 (White)

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    Space Food, Sugar Cookie Cubes, Apollo 11 (White)

    Square plastic, vacuum-sealed bag with six 1/2 inch square sugar cookies. Blue Velcro square attached to underside.

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

This spacefood package contains sugar cookie cubes. These cubes were eaten without the addition of water and were "bite-sized" to minimize the possibility of crumbs. Each Apollo crew member was provided with three meals per day which provided approximately 2,800 daily calories. Much of their food was freeze-dried and was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe. 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. This 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.

The NASA - Johnson Space Center transferred this to the Museum in 1986.