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    Apollo 8: Incredible Collection of Space Food Samples (Three) with Original January 1969 Letter of Transmittal, Whirlpool Brochure, Press Release, and Glossy Photographs. Whirlpool's Life Support Laboratory was instrumental in creating the process of freeze-dehydrating food for the NASA space flights. Included in this lot are three such packages just as what flew to the moon on Apollo 8, including: (1) Canadian Bacon and Applesauce (2 oz. water / 10-15 minutes), 3.5" x 14", with germicidal tablet and red Velcro on the back; (2) Beef Stew Bites, 5.25" x 2.5", blue Velcro on back; and (3) Beef Sandwiches, 4.25" x 3.5", white Velcro on back. Included with the food packages is a letter of transmittal on Whirlpool letterhead from the general manager of the Refrigeration Department reading:

    "Enclosed you will find actual samples of the space food used on the Apollo 8 mission. This food is especially processed by Whirlpool Corporation in our Whirlpool Life Support Laboratory.

    "The two glossy photos illustrate a 'earth meal' versus a space meal. The gun-like instrument which appears in the lower right hand corner of the glossy photo illustrating the space food is used to meter the amount of water shown on the package."

    Included is a three-page press release titled "Space Food Ready For Apollo 8" which gives an excellent summary of the production of the food packages. Also, two 10" x 8" B&W glossy photos as mentioned in the letter and an illustrated foldover brochure of 9.25" x 25". All pieces in very fine well-preserved condition. We are very excited to be able to present this package complete as sent in early 1969. This would make a great display.

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