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KFC to launch sandwich into space per 'Col.' Rob Lowe's speech

Col. Sanders, played here by Rob Lowe, announced the space mission via an ad campaign.

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Col. Sanders, played here by Rob Lowe, announced the space mission via an ad campaign.

13

June

Up in the sky, look! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, its actually a deep-fried chicken breast on a bun!

Well, it will be.

Kentucky Fried Chicken announced its plan to folllow through on putting the Zinger chicken sandwich into space, just as Rob Lowe prophesied in his JFK-esque commercial.

The fast-food chain will be partnering with World View, a "full-service commercial launch provider," according to its website, to essentially strap the KFC sandwich to a big balloon and send it to the stratosphere. 

The launch window opens June 21, according to KFC, and when the budget sandwich returns to Earth, it will bring telemetry data with it.

This is one small step for man, and one average-sized step for mankind.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 3:26pm]

    

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