Shares Astronaut's Reaction
To Final Frontier
Jerky While On Orbit
talked to one of the crew members yesterday morning, about
the STS-79 trip to the Mir. I asked him about Beefjerky.com's
Final Frontier Beef Jerky (among other Mir adventure stories).
I wish you could have been there; you would have been on
Cloud Nine. He said it was great -- the flight was so busy
they didn't have a lot of time for meal prep, so they practically
lived on jerky. They'd grab a piece of jerky and go off
to do what they had to do. You're right; beef jerky is really
the stuff of pioneers!
had no problem at all with floating debris or packaging,
so you can ignore my concern about that. Whatever you did
was just the right thing to do. And the big chunks were
no problem either; they just tore off strips of the stuff.
only had one package of Final Frontier Beef Jerky left when
they got home, and that one survived only because it got
packed in with some other stuff. (Somebody spent quite a
bit of time searching for it.)
asked if anybody sells Final Frontier beef jerky around
here. I didn't know if you made contact with any of the
local establishments, but at least I could tell him they
could order it directly from you. I'll send him a note with
your address and web site URL.
promised the WETF crew I'd order some more jerky from you
(er ... there's only one package left). I'll send you a
real order in a separate note, so it won't get lost in this
Jerky Leaves Earth on Maiden Voyage
Sep 96 KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Today STS-79 successfully orbited
Beefjerky.com's Final Frontier Jerky for the first time.
The flawless pre-dawn launch took place under partly cloudy
skies.. At 4:54 am EDT the engines roared to life and lit
up the sky as Atlantis cleared the tower. The sound rumbled
across the ten kilometer distance to the spectators and
shook the vehicles parked on NASA Causeway. As the ship
climbed skyward it was visible to the crowd until it was
over 100 kilometers aloft and away. Atlantis is on her way
to Russia's Mir space station, where both crews will enjoy
Final Frontier Jerky.
Final Frontier Jerky for next Atlantis Launch
Jun 96 Today confirmation was received from the Shuttle
Food Sub-system manager that the Final Frontier Jerky destined
for orbit, was received in good condition. It will be kept
under refrigeration until just before the launch, to assure
maximum freshness. The product's shelf life is typically
more than six months at room temperature, but the food manager
likes to serve her astronauts with the best possible quality,
on fresh food tray items.
Jerky Shipped to NASA for Shuttle Launch
Jul 96 One hundred-ten one-ounce packages of Black Pepper
Flavor Beef, Final Frontier Jerky was sent to NASA today,
the 27th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. The
crew of STS-79 Atlantis, will take Final Frontier Jerky
on it's maiden voyage to outer space in mid-September. The
flight was delayed due to problems with the Solid Rocket
Boosters on the previous shuttle flight. Fifty packages
are slated for inclusion on STS-79. Fifty packages will
be held in reserve for future shuttle crews to taste-test
for their missions. Six packages were included as gifts
for Dr. Lucid and the cosmonauts aboard the Mir space station.
Four packages were sent for the staff at the shuttle food
subsystem group at JSC, in appreciation for their part in
sending Final Frontier Jerky into Space.
Jerky Slated for August 96 Shuttle Launch
May 96 SAN DIEGO -- Today, Beefjerky.com received telephone
confirmation that the crew of STS-79 will carry Final Frontier
Black Pepper Beef Jerky into space. The Shuttle Food Subsystem
Manager confirmed her order for 100 one ounce packets of
the Black Pepper Flavor. STS-79 is currently slated for
launch during the first week of August, 1996. The Final
Frontier Jerky will be delivered to NASA during the 2nd
week of July. STS-79's mission is to the Mir space station
where astronaut Dr. Shannon Lucid will be retrieved and
brought back to Earth.
Jerky Sent to NASA for Astronaut Taste-test
Apr 96 One-ounce sample packages of all the flavors available
of Final Frontier Jerky were sent via USPS Priority Mail
to NASA today. The crew of STS-79 will sample the beef jerkey
and decide if they want to include it in the fresh food
tray on their shuttle flight in August.
Agree to Sample Final Frontier Jerky
a letter dated 12 April, 1996 the Shuttle Food Subsystem
Manager (SFSM) at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston
has requested addtional samples of Final Frontier Jerky.
The crew of six on the shuttle mission slated for August
1996 (STS 79), will taste test Final Frontier Jerky, and
if approved, the crew will carry FFJ to orbit with them
on their fresh food tray. In the letter the SFSM states:
"Your products were included in sensory evaluation panels
performed in our facility.. The product scored well in our
a letter dated 26 Jan 96, the Food Development Group at
Johnson Space Center, invites Beefjerky.com to submit samples
of Final Frontier Jerky for evaluation. The samples were
sent USPS Priority Mail on 2 Feb 96.