Food in tubes for Soviet cosmonauts
• Food in tubes for Soviet cosmonauts
Previously, almost all the food for astronauts, was placed in a tube. Now moisturizers, and more precisely in the tube is placed just condiments (ketchup, sauces and the like. P.) To the food astronauts, and a large part of the food supply astronauts in freeze-dried form (as solid parallelepiped formations vacuum packed).
Tubes with space meal created with the design, though they could just leave unpainted.
Some moisturizers with food for astronauts produced in Estonia (ESSR), the design of these tubes was:
In general, the design of the Soviet tubes with space meal was the (top to the tube was attached paper label describing the contents of the tube) - with a white top and red bottom, between which the semi-circular boundary on which stands a small painted flag of the USSR:
Sometimes the bottom, with painted flag of the USSR, was blue:
Also, these minimalist versions red bottom (where this option is on the second tube on the left) have been distributed:
And here on the gift tubes with vodka in the hands of the American astronauts - they gave the Soviet cosmonauts during the joint Apollo-Soyuz project in 1975 as an exception (cosmonauts and astronauts are prohibited to drink alcohol in space) to show Russian hospitality:
There was also a design of tubes:
During the transition from food in tubes on sublimated, and the transition from the tubes on the tube design has been changed - a new design was a blue-white-striped painted with broad blue stripes on a red-white spaceship - a tube in the transition period:
This modern tuba: