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Food packages for Space ShuttleThe paper reviews food packaging techniques used in space flight missions and describes the system developed for the Space Shuttle. Attention is directed to bite-size food cubes used in Gemini, Gemini rehydratable food packages, Apollo spoon-bowl rehydratable packages, thermostabilized flex pouch for Apollo, tear-top commercial food cans used in Skylab, polyethylene beverage containers, Skylab rehydratable food package, Space Shuttle food package configuration, duck-bill septum rehydration device, and a drinking/dispensing nozzle for Space Shuttle liquids. Constraints and testing of packaging is considered, a comparison of food package materials is presented, and typical Shuttle foods and beverages are listed.
Document ID
19790028549
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Fohey, M. F. (Technology, Inc. Houston, Tex., United States)
Sauer, R. L. (General Electric Co. Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Westover, J. B. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Rockafeller, E. F. (General Electric Co. Philadelphia, Pa., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1978
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number
ASME PAPER 78-ENAS-13
Meeting Information
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Intersociety Conference on Environmental Systems(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other