Space Food, Tea with Lemon and Sugar, Apollo

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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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Found in Collection.

Materials

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

Dimensions

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

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Inventory Number

T20160061002