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85/1053-2 Meal package, 'Cottage Cheese', space food, Soviet missions, compressed cottage cheese / fruit / plastic, maker unknown, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984. Click to enlarge.

Space food package of cottage cheese with fruit puree

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

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.

85/1053-2

Object Statement

Meal package, 'Cottage Cheese', space food, Soviet missions, compressed cottage cheese / fruit / plastic, maker unknown, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984

Physical Description

A vacuum sealed plastic package containing 50gm of dehydrated and compressed cottage cheese with fruit puree in 10 pieces. On the front red and blue text in Cyrillic and Latin script between two blue semicircular shapes. The Cyrillic text reads 'Tvorog s fruktovim pyuree', the Latin text reads 'Cottage cheese with fruit puree'. Also on the front is written '50g'. On the back of the package is a rectangular label with a pale pink background and a smaller dark blue rectangle containing the Cyrillic text 'Tvorog s chernosmorodinovim pyuree' (or Cottage cheese with blackcurrent puree).

Marks

Front: In Cyrillic text 'Tvorog s fruktovim pyuree', In Latin text 'Cottage cheese with fruit puree', '50g'
Rear: In Cyrillic text 'Tvorog s chernosmorodinovim pyuree' (or Cottage cheese with blackcurrent puree)

Dimensions

Height

20 mm

Width

150 mm

Depth

69 mm

Production

Made

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Space food package of cottage cheese with fruit puree 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 February 2023, <https://ma.as/23368>

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