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Materials:
Plastic
Paper
Coating
Adhesive
Velcro
Organic Material
Dimensions:
3-D: 17.5 × 16.5 × 1.3cm (6 7/8 × 6 1/2 × 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Summary:
This item (dehydrated vegetables) was returned from the first Space Shuttle mission, STS-1 (Columbia), in 1981. It is typical of Shuttle-era menu choices. As there is no onboard refrigerator or freezer, most foods stocked on the Shuttle are processed for storage at room temperature. Astronauts add hot or cold water to rehydrate the dried foods. Astronauts may tailor their menus according to their personal tastes, but within nutritional guidelines.
Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1981.
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19820138000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19820138000