NASA Astronaut Smuggled a Corned Beef Sandwich into Space 50 years Ago

March 25, 2015 7:28 AM

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(Photo : K. Cunningham, Jr.) The first sandwich in space was a corned beef sandwich smuggled by NASA astronaut John Young in 1965.

During the pioneering spaceflight of Gemini 3 on March 23, 1965, astronaut John Young became the first person to smuggle an object into space. This historic item was a corned beef sandwich.

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