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85/1031-1 Replica packet of freeze dried ice-cream, made by Innovative Foods Inc, USA, 1983. Click to enlarge.

Copy of freeze dried ice-cream used by astronauts

Made by Innovative Foods Inc. in San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America, 1983.

A packet of freeze dried ice-cream that was a copy of product used on the Apollo missions. It was made for the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, by Innovative Foods Inc, San Francisco, United States of America, 1983.

Freeze dried ice-cream in sealed rectangular foil pack with blue, white and red label on front depicting a manned silver nose cone of a space craft orbiting a white planet, with blue background. The rear side features text and...

Summary

Object No.

85/1031-1

Object Statement

Replica packet of freeze dried ice-cream, made by Innovative Foods Inc, USA, 1983

Physical Description

A packet of freeze dried ice-cream that was a copy of product used on the Apollo missions. It was made for the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, by Innovative Foods Inc, San Francisco, United States of America, 1983.

Freeze dried ice-cream in sealed rectangular foil pack with blue, white and red label on front depicting a manned silver nose cone of a space craft orbiting a white planet, with blue background. The rear side features text and lists ingredients only on a white rectangular background.

Marks

The front side of the packet reads (from top of bottom), 'SPACE AGE FOOD / LIKE THE ASTRONAUTS EAT' written diagonally in the top left corner. Below this, 'FREEZE DRIED / ICE CREAM' and right justified, 'VANILLA / CHOCOLATE / STRAWBERRY' and 'READY TO EAT / SPACESNAK TM'. 'USA' is printed in red on the bottom of the space craft with 'DO NOT OPEN IN THE MUSEUM' inside a red circle. The front also contains, '5/8 OZ. / NET WT.' and 'NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM / SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION / WASHINGTON, D.C.'. On the back it reads, 'ASTRONAUT / ICE CREAM / A delicious ready-to-eat assortment of / freeze-dried strawberry, chocolate and vanilla / ice cream that melts in your mouth. / Freeze dried ice cream similar to this way / enjoyed by U.S. astronauts on the Apollo mis- / sions. It is real ice cream frozen to -40F / (-40C), vacuum-dried and sealed in a poly- / ester foil pouch. / Ingredients: Cream, Skim Milk, Sugar, Corn / Sweeteners, Strawberries, Whey, Cocoa (processed / with alkali), Buttermilk, Mono and Diglycerides, / Carob Bean and Cellulose Gums, Polysorbate 80, / Natural Flavor (vanilla extract), Artificial Flavor / (vanillin), and Artificial Color. / Packed For / National Air and Space Museum, / Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. / By / Innovative Foods, Inc. / So. San Francisco, CA. 94080'.

Dimensions

Height

187 mm

Width

128 mm

Depth

20 mm

Production

Notes

This replica packet was made by Innovative Foods Inc in San Francisco, California, USA in 1983.

History

Notes

This packet of freeze dried ice-cream was purchased by the donor at the National Air and Space Museum during his official overseas visit in 1983.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Copy of freeze dried ice-cream used by astronauts 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <https://ma.as/20101>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/20101 |title=Copy of freeze dried ice-cream used by astronauts |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 October 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display at the Powerhouse Museum.

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