This spacefood package contains sugar cookie cubes. These cubes were eaten without the addition of water and were "bite-sized" to minimize the possibility of crumbs. Each Apollo crew member was provided with three meals per day which provided approximately 2,800 daily calories. Much of their food was freeze-dried and was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe. Other food consisted of bite-sized cubes of toasted bread, cookies or crackers, sandwiches and bacon.
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 NASA - Johnson Space Center transferred this to the Museum in 1986.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration