Crippen at mealtime
Pilot Robert Crippen sits down for a meal. According to the press kit (PDF) for the STS-1 mission, the first meal to be consumed in the Columbia on launch day would have been frankfurters (thermostabilized), turkey tetrazzini (rehydratable), bread (irradiated, "natural form"), bananas (freeze-dried), almond crunch bar (natural form), and apple drink (rehydratable).
"Columbia and other orbiters joining the fleet will be fitted with airliner-type galleys for meal preparation," the press kit says. "[O]n this first flight, however, a carry-on electrical food warmer will heat meals stowed in middeck lockers. [O]rbiters will not have freezers or refrigerators."
April 12, 2011 4:20 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
Conversation powered by Livefyre