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Apollo experience report: Food systemsDevelopment, delivery, and use of food systems in support of the Apollo 7 to 14 missions are discussed. Changes in design criteria for this unique program as mission requirements varied are traced from the baseline system that was established before the completion of the Gemini Program. Problems and progress in subsystem management, material selection, food packaging, development of new food items, menu design, and food-consumption methods under zero-gravity conditions are described. The effectiveness of various approaches in meeting food system objectives of providing flight crews with safe, nutritious, easy to prepare, and highly acceptable foods is considered. Nutritional quality and adequacy in maintaining crew health are discussed in relation to the establishment of nutritional criteria for future missions. Technological advances that have resulted from the design of separate food systems for the command module, the lunar module, The Mobile Quarantine Facility, and the Lunar Receiving Laboratory are presented for application to future manned spacecraft and to unique populations in earthbound situations.
Document ID
19740020236
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Authors
Smith, M. C., Jr. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Rapp, R. M. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Huber, C. S. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Rambaut, P. C. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Heidelbaugh, N. D. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1974
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TN-D-7720
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 914-50-95-07-72
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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