This spacefood package contains dehydrated shrimp salad and was flown on the Apollo 16 mission in April, 1972. It was not consumed during the mission and was returned to Earth.
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 - Johnson Space Center to the Smithsonian Institution in 1986.