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Space Food, Turkey and Gravy, Apollo (White)

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

This package of spacefood contains a turkey and gravy combination and would have required minimal treatment before consumption. This style of food preparation and packaging was created in an effort to improve the flavor of the foods eaten by astronauts during flight.Like the other foods, this food was nutritious, lightweight and could be stored in a minimum of space. It was protected with an aluminized, 4-ply, laminated film coating, which protected the food from loss of flavor, moisture and oxygen invasion, and spoiling.

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