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85/1053-1 Meal package, space food, 'Biscuit', Soviet missions, compressed biscuit in vacuum sealed plastic, maker unknown, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984. Click to enlarge.

Space food package of biscuit

Made
Made in the Soviet Union, this vacuum sealed package contains bite-sized pieces of compressed biscuit. This allowed easy eating of the snack food in the weightless environment of space and did visually resemble, to some degree, the food inside. These biscuit cubes could be rehydrated and eaten with rehydrated cottage cheese cubes or other foodstuffs.

Space food needs to be lightweight, compact and appealing to eat. Cubed food packages were first introduced in the early 1960s and were in use …

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Summary

Object No.

85/1053-1

Object Statement

Meal package, space food, 'Biscuit', Soviet missions, compressed biscuit in vacuum sealed plastic, maker unknown, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984

Physical Description

Vacuum sealed plastic 50gm package containing 10 cubes of dehydrated and compressed biscuit. On the front of the package is black bold text in both Cyrillic script ('biskvit') and English script ('biscuit') between two straight red lines and a red biscuit-shaped design. On the back, inside the package is a sheet of paper with a light blue motif with Cyrillic script ('biskvit') on it. The Cyrillic text on both sides of the package translates as ‘biscuit’.

Marks

Front: Cyrillic script ('biskvit') and English script ('biscuit') above '50g'
Rear, on inserted sheet of paper: Cyrillic script ('biskvit')

Dimensions

Height

15 mm

Width

142 mm

Depth

68 mm

Production

Made

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Harvard

Space food package of biscuit 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/23367>

Wikipedia

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