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Photo courtesy of Oren Freshour After the food pouches were used on Apollo 11, Continental Can had the Mount Vernon group use the pouches as envelopes to send a letter from the company’s CEO to the media and shareholders sharing the accomplishment. They let the developers, Oren Freshour and Florren Long, save a few for their own keeping.

Moon meals courtesy of Continental Can Company

Mankind made a giant leap 50 years today when Apollo 11 landed on the moon with three of the soon to be world’s most well-known astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. History was made, and unbeknownst to most, a Mount Vernon company was a part of it.

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July 20, 2019

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