Uber Eats delivers food to the International Space Station
Food delivery service Uber Eats has announced that it is sending food to the International Space Station (ISS) and is the first delivery platform to send food into space.
Uber Eats has teamed up with Japanese entrepreneur Yusaka Maeawa, who traveled to the ISS last week, to deliver packaged Japanese meals to astronauts at the station, the Daily Mail reported.
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The menu, delivered on 11 December, includes boiled mackerel, beef stewed in sweet sauce, boiled chicken with bamboo shoots and braised pork.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi used the following statements in his statement on the first food delivery to space;
“These small orders to Yusaku Maezawa are a giant delivery for Uber Eats. We are delighted to be able to make our first successful order delivery into space. Our goal is to help people go anywhere and get whatever they need, which is why we’re proud to serve astronauts aboard the International Space Station.”
Along with Maezawa and his assistant, Yozo Hirano, he sailed for the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 11. The duo will spend 12 days on the space station.