This spacefood package contains dehydrated pork and scalloped potatoes from the Apollo era. Its flight status is unknown.
Each Apollo crew member was provided with three meals per day totalling approximately 2,800 calories. 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.
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 rehydratable foods also had an 8-quinolinol sulfate tablet attached to reduce spoilage in the used food wraps.
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center in 1986.
Transferred from NASA - Johnson Space Center
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