CHARLES DUKE'S FOOD PACKAGE CARRIED ON APOLLO 16
Lot 1278
DUKE'S FOOD PACKAGE CARRIED ON APOLLO 16. Flown packet of cheese crackers, 3½ x 7 inches.
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CHARLES DUKE'S FOOD PACKAGE CARRIED ON APOLLO 16
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DUKE'S FOOD PACKAGE CARRIED ON APOLLO 16.
Flown packet of cheese crackers, 3½ x 7 inches. An attached identification label reads: "Cheddar Cheese Crackers" with the printed number of "5083" and a small blue Velcro tab. With a Typed Letter Signed by CHARLES M. DUKE, JR.

Food packet carried on the Apollo 16 flight but not consumed. With CHARLES M. DUKE'S December 11, 2004 signed provenance letter which reads in part: "By this letter, I certify that the Apollo food bag containing "Cheddar Cheese Crackers" with ID number 5083 with a "Blue" Velcro tab was flown to the moon aboard the Apollo Command Module "Casper"....
Each meal usually consisted of four or five bags that included a drink, a soup, an entrée, a vegetable, and a dessert. One crewman would prepare the meals for consumption....
While the Apollo food did not look very appetizing, I actually found it tasty and certainly nutritious. The portions were more than ample so all the food was not consumed. This is one of the bags that were not consumed. This food bag has been a part of my personal space collection since we returned from our mission on April 27, 1972."
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