It seems that somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind, I recall a movie or something about either “Pigs in Space” or “Dogs in Space” or something of that nature. Does that ring a bell with anyone else? I can almost hear the announcer in a bold, declarative voice saying one of those phrases.
Of course, dogs have gone into space – and some of them returned safely, while others sadly met their demise (along with some chimps) “up there.”
Did you know, however, that Coca-Cola was the first soft drink consumed in space? It’s true. On July 18, 1985, the space shuttle Challenger carried the Coca-Cola Space Can up with it into space. Six years later, the product found itself on the Soviet space station, Mir.
Today’s picture is of two Coca-Cola Space Cans that went into space. I guess, at least during those missions, you could truly say that Coke was out of this world! These “cans” are hanging from the ceiling at the World of Coke in Atlanta, GA.
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1962, the first live television broadcast to Europe was sent via the “Telstar” communications satellite. From that point onward, the satellite fulfilled that mission for all TV programs between the US and Europe.
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: the white Egyptian vulture, about the size of an American raven, uses its beak to throw stones against ostrich eggs to break them for a meal. It is one of very few animals that, like humans, manipulates objects as tools.