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85/1053-4 Sample meal package, space food, Soviet missions, food puree, metal / plastic, made by Biryulevo Experimental Factory, Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984. Click to enlarge.

Sample space food package of cottage cheese with blackcurrent puree

Made
Made in the Soviet Union, this empty tube labelled 'Cottage Cheese and Blackcurrant Fruit Puree' is an example of the packaging used by cosmonauts. Tubes were the earliest containers used for food in space and date from the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. They provided an easy way for cosmonauts to consume liquids, and from the early days of spaceflight solids in the form of a paste, without it escaping into the cabin and becoming a hazard to the spacecraft.

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Summary

Object No.

85/1053-4

Object Statement

Sample meal package, space food, Soviet missions, food puree, metal / plastic, made by Biryulevo Experimental Factory, Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, c. 1984

Physical Description

An empty sample tube designed to hold space food in the form of a paste. On the front of the tube the top half has golden yellow stars against white background and the bottom half is red with a white and gold globe in the centre and wreath motif with red flag in centre of tube. There is a paper wrapper around top of tube with red text in Cyrillic script inside a white semicircle with a purple arch near the top of the tube. The Cyrillic text reads 'Tvorog / s chernosmorodinovim / pyuree' on the front (translation: Cottage cheese with blackcurrent puree) and 'MPP SSSR / VNPO KP i SPT / biryulevskii / eksperimentalnii zavod / massa netto 165g / Data izgotovleniya' (Translation: 'MPP [Ministry of Food Industry] USSR / VNPO KP & SPT [All-Union Science and Industry State Union State Enterprise] / Biryulevo / Experimental Factory / Nett weight 165g / Production Date') on the back. No date of manufacture is written. A white sticker on the back has black text in Cyrillic script reading 'Maket' or 'Mock up'.

Dimensions

Height

180 mm

Width

62 mm

Depth

42 mm

Production

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Sample space food package of cottage cheese with blackcurrent puree 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/23370>

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