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85/1053-3 Sample meal package, 'Fruit Dessert', space food, Soviet missions, fruit puree / plastic, maker unknown, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984. Click to enlarge.

Space food package of fruit dessert

Made
Made in the Soviet Union, this vacuum sealed package contains pureed fruit which allowed easy eating of the snack food in the weightless environment of space. The cosmonaut could squeeze the snack straight into their mouths, avoiding any possible threats to the spacecraft from food spillage.

Space food needs to be lightweight, compact and appealing to eat. This type of food packaging was first introduced in the early 1960s and was in use until the early 1980s. Many surviving examples of …

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Summary

Object No.

85/1053-3

Object Statement

Sample meal package, 'Fruit Dessert', space food, Soviet missions, fruit puree / plastic, maker unknown, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984

Physical Description

Vacuum sealed plastic package containing 50gm of compressed and dried pureed fruit. The type of fruit is unknown however its appearance is consistent with apricots and dates. On the front of the package is a label which consists of a white background with orange text in Cyrillic script ('desert fruktovi') in the top half and on the bottom half an orange background with white text in Latin script ('Fruit Desert'). In the middle of the label is written '50g'.

Marks

On the Front: In Cyrillic script 'desert fruktovi' and in Latin script 'Fruit Desert', and '50g'.

Dimensions

Height

18 mm

Width

160 mm

Depth

68 mm

Production

Made

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Harvard

Space food package of fruit dessert 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/23369>

Wikipedia

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