Space Food, Tuna Salad, Apollo 11 (White)

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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 spacefood package contains dehydrated tuna salad that was flown on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, but not consumed.

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 National Air and Space Museum in 1986.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center

Materials

  • Exterior: 4-ply Polyethelyne laminate bag
  • Valve: Plastic
  • Contents: Dehydrated, compressed tuna salad, 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet

Dimensions

3-D: 30.5 x 8.9 x 2.5cm (12 x 3 1/2 x 1 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories

Inventory Number

D19860475000