In 1995 the domain http://www.beefjerky.com
was originally acquired by FreshMade Meat Products, a subsidiary
of Orbital Development. Beefjerky.com developed their extraordinary
recipe and promotes sales of Final Frontier Jerky. Final
Frontier Jerky is a black pepper flavor beef jerky, said
to be the "Best I ever ate!" by countless voracious consumers.
Media attention to Beefjerky.com's "Space
Program" has helped to establish and expand Internet mindshare
of the domain and increase the sales volume of Final Frontier
Jerky. Competing for attention head-to-head with the "commercial"
space programs of giant corporations like Pepsi-Cola and
Pizza Hut, Beefjerky.com has consistently achieved excellent
media presence around the world with its low-cost achievements
in Space marketing.
Drawing on Orbital Development's extensive
contacts and experience in the space industry, Beefjerky.com
developed, implemented, and continues with their Space-related
marketing program. Working with NASA Marshall Space Flight
Center personnel for testing and approvals, Final Frontier
Jerky was selected by the astronaut crew and flew aboard
the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-79 flight on September 16th,
1996. A few days later, the shuttle docked at Mir Space
station where Final Frontier Jerky was shared by both crews.
On May 20th, 2001 Final Frontier Jerky again
rocketed to space, this time aboard a Russian Progress freighter
bound for the International Space Station. Upon an ISS flight
crewmember's personal request, the beef jerky treat was
included in the "personal mass allowance" that each astronaut
family is given for each launch opportunity.
On April 25th, 2002 Final Frontier Jerky left
Earth for a third time, in the pocket of Mark Shuttleworth's
spacesuit. A South African citizen, Mark was the second
private astronaut to ever fly to space.
On August 8th, 2007 Final Frontier Jerky flew
to orbit for the fourth time aboard STS-118 to the International
On 16 November, 2009, All four flavors of
Beefjerky.com's beef jerky launched to ISS on STS-129, the
Atlantis space shuttle. The flight crew specifically requested
Beefjerky.com products for their adventure.
Frontier Jerky floats in zero-g aboard International Space
Station with Earth visible through window.
August 2007. Courtesy of NASA.
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