Space Food, Chicken and Rice, Apollo 11
- Whirlpool Corporation
- This package contains freeze-dried chicken with rice in a sauce. It flew on the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, but was not consumed.
- Each Apollo crew member was provided with three meals per day, providing approximately 2,800. The food was freeze-dried and was easily reconstituted by the astronaut with a water probe that dispensed one half ounce of hot or cold water as required, each time the trigger button was pressed.
- A 4-ply, laminated film coating protected the food from loss of flavor, moisture, oxygen, 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 to the National Air and Space Museum in 2007.
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- Transferred from NASA
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- Usage conditions apply
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Food & Food Accessories
- Exterior: Laminated plastic film
- Contents: Dehydrated chicken and rice in sauce
- 3-D: 17.1 x 17.8 x 3.2cm (6 3/4 x 7 x 1 1/4 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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