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ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 12 LUNAR MODULE PILOT ALAN BEAN

Flown Apollo 12 Beef Pot Roast
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ALAN BEAN
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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ORIGINALLY FROM THE COLLECTION OF APOLLO 12 LUNAR MODULE PILOT ALAN BEAN

Flown Apollo 12 Beef Pot Roast
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ALAN BEAN
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Flown Apollo 12 Beef Pot Roast
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ALAN BEAN
FLOWN dehydrated beef pot roast in 12 ½ x 3 ½ inch translucent pouch, plastic nozzle with black band, paper label reading "9027 BEEF POT ROAST 3 oz. hot water 15-20 minutes" with "WSD 15" stamp and .75 inch red Velcro patch; SIGNED and INSCRIBED by ALAN BEAN on the pouch "FLOWN TO THE MOON IN YANKEE CLIPPER. NOV 1969 | AL BEAN | APOLLO 12 LMP." Framed with Apollo 12 crew emblem, 4 inches in diameter, and bronze plaque stating "FLEW WITH YANKEE CLIPPER AND APOLLO 12 TO THE MOON NOVEMBER 1969 "RED TAG" FOOD ITEM FROM LOCKER OF CHARLES "PETE" CONRAD. COMMANDER".  
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Catalogue Note

When Apollo 12 crew Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, and Al Bean launched on 14 November 1969, they were carrying over 70 items of sustenance ranging from rehydratable freeze-dried items, to wet-pack and spoon-bowl foods and ready-to-eat meals. As with the preceding missions, the food on Apollo 12 was organized into three meals totaling 2,200 calories a day per astronaut, and went through a four-day cycle. The food was prepared and packaged by the Whirlpool Corporation in conjunction with the U.S. Army Laboratory in Natick, Massachusetts. Preparation methods ranged, but the wet-pack examples — as with the Beef Pot Roast at hand — required the astronauts to inject water into the bag, and knead it throughout the dehydrated substance before it was cut open and consumed.

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