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Tykeanaut
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posted 07-10-2013 04:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe spoon-bowl food packets were first used on Apollo 11, is that correct?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-10-2013 04:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From NASA SP-368 Biomedical Results of Apollo:
Evolution of the Apollo food system was continued with the Apollo 10 flight, during which the spoon-bowl package was introduced. The spoon-bowl package permitted convenient use of a spoon for consuming rehydrated foods. This modified package had a water inlet valve at one end and a large plastic-zippered opening on the other, which provided access to the rehydrated food with a spoon. Large pieces of dehydrated meat and vegetables could now be included to provide a more familiar and acceptable texture. As a result of this modification, some Apollo crewmen expressed a preference for selected foods in rehydratable form over the wetpack equivalent.

Tykeanaut
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posted 07-10-2013 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert. Would it be correct to say that they were in use from 1969-72?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 07-10-2013 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may be wrong but I think they were used on early shuttle too.

Tykeanaut
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posted 07-11-2013 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You've got me there Rick, not sure? I believe some were used in 1975 though on the ASTP mission but not during Skylab?

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