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The Sandwich Incident on Gemini III

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Published May 17, 2022, 7:30 PM

What do astronauts eat in space? 

Justin tells Jack all about the sandwich that was smuggled onto Gemini III by astronaut John Young. But where did he get it? What was on it? And what did NASA think of the whole affair?

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SOURCES: 
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 'Pepsi-Cola Can, STS 51-F': https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/pepsi-cola-can-sts-51-f/nasm_A19850812000  
- Atlas Obscura (2018) ‘Remembering the Astronaut Who Smuggled a Sandwich Into Space’: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/john-young-corned-beef-sandwich-nasa-space 
- NASA biography of Gus Grissom (2006): https://history.nasa.gov/Apollo204/zorn/grissom.htm 
- BC Hacker and JM Grimwood (1977) On the Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini: https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4203.pdf 
- NASA, ‘Chile Peppers Start Spicing Up the Space Station’ (2017) https://www.nasa.gov/feature/chile-peppers-start-spicing-up-the-space-station/ 
The Simpsons, season 5 episode 15 'Deep Space Homer' (1994).

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