Gemini Astronaut smuggled sandwich into space 50 Years Ago

March 25, 2015 4:12 PM

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Gemini Astronaut smuggled sandwich into space 50 Years Ago

This week, a major achievement in NASA's history was celebrated with the 50th anniversary of Gemini mission. On March 23, 50 years back a corned beef sandwich was smuggled into space by an astronomer.

NASA astronaut John Young together with fellow NASA prankster Wally Schirra planned to smuggle the cornered beef on rye into Young's flight suit just ahead of launch. Young took a bite of his sandwich, two hours after the launch of Gemini.

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