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KFC is sending a chicken sandwich to space

You have to hand it to KFC; they’ve had some killer marketing lately. The rotating cast of Colonel Sanders is pretty amusing, particularly Rob Lowe, who has donned a space suit for the latest string of commercials. Now we know why. On June 21, KFC will send its Zinger spicy chicken sandwich to the space — or at least the very edge of it — in a balloon as part of a promotional stunt. The fried chicken giant is teaming up with World View Enterprises, an Arizona company that plans to send tourists into the stratosphere in balloons, just high enough to see the curves of the Earth and the blackness of space. If you’re curious, this is what the balloons look like:

World View’s demo flight will take the Zinger sandwich to the edge of space for at least four days. You can view its progress via, a web address that expands into As you might expect, there will be plenty of promotions during that time, including more commercials like this:

What would a trip in one of World View’s balloons cost for a person, not a sandwich? According to the New York Times, $75,000 per person, which would get you a seat in a six-passenger cabin with a bar and bathroom, and, of course, plenty of windows. The flights will last for five or six hours.

Pretty neat.

[New York Times]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

7 Comments for KFC is sending a chicken sandwich to space

  1. J-Dub421
    2:08 pm June 14, 2017 Permalink

    Send Kyrie Irving up so that he can finally learn the earth isn’t flat and stop spouting stupid nonsense.

    • theWilkman
      2:58 pm June 14, 2017 Permalink

      $75k is pretty reasonable, considering. Every flat-earth celeb and athlete should be forced to pay for this ride out of their own pocket as punishment for spreading such nonsense.

  2. ClutchCargo
    2:18 pm June 14, 2017 Permalink

    Oh, great. Now that chicken sandwich is going to end up on some distant planet populated by chicken-like beings who will immediately seek to invade Earth.

  3. EdC
    5:24 pm June 14, 2017 Permalink

    Now Chick-fil-A should one up KFC and pay to send Ashley on a one way trip.

  4. TBW3011
    6:15 pm June 14, 2017 Permalink

    They should land it on the sun and bring it back. Won’t be any more burnt than the standard piece of stone they put in your box.