Space Food, Tea with Lemon and Sugar, Apollo


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This spacefood package contains dehydrated tea with lemon, though it does not have any markings to determine if it was available for a flown mission. For a flight, each crew member was provided with three meals per day totalling approximately 2,800 calories per day. The spacecraft also had a pantry of other consumables for use as desired. 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.

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

Found in Collection.


Polyethylene, dehydrated tea with lemon, plastic, paper, ink


3-D: 39 × 8.8 × 1.2cm (15 3/8 × 3 7/16 × 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

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