Space Food, Applesauce, Friendship 7

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Summary
This partially consumed tube of applesauce was issued to astronaut John Glenn to eat aboard his Friendship 7 mission on February 20, 1962. At the time of this mission, it was unknown if astronauts would be able to swallow anything while weightless, and Glenn's ability to swallow the applesauce proved that it was possible.
NASA transferred this food container with Friendship 7 and its contents to the Museum in 1963.
Manufacturer
Unknown
Credit Line
Transferred from NASA
Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Inventory Number
A19630328000
Country of Origin
United States of America
Materials
Metal, velcro, plastic
Dimensions
3-D: 22.9 x 5.7 x 1.9cm (9 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories