50 years ago, a Gemini astronaut smuggled a sandwich into space

March 24, 2015 2:37 PM

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50 years ago, a Gemini astronaut smuggled a sandwich into space

Just about two hours into the flight of Gemini 3, NASA's first two-man space mission 50 years ago Monday (March 23), pilot John Young reached into his spacesuit's pocket and pulled out a surprise.

"I brought it with me," Young replied, somewhat matter of factly. "Let's see how it tastes. Smells, doesn't it?"

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