Frontier Jerky is now available for delivery upon an
astronaut crew request from the International Space
Station. The first requested delivery from orbit was
accomplished via a Progress freighter spacecraft on
22 May, 2001. Just ask the ISS Food Manager to include
it at the next re-supply opportunity.
Date Released: Tuesday, May 22, 2001
Crewmember Orders Final Frontier Beef Jerky to Eat in
Progress freighter carrying Beefjerky.com's Final Frontier
Beef Jerky was launched by its Soyuz FG booster, blasting
off at 6:32:40 p.m. EDT Sunday, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The spacecraft and jerky safely arrived in orbit about
eight minutes later.
spacecraft flew a two-day approach to the International
Space Station and docked at 8:19 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May
22, 2001. This is the first supply of Final Frontier
Jerky to be sent to the International Space Station
since it was occupied on November 2, 2000.
April 16th 2001, Beefjerky.com contacted NASA's Office
of Space Commercialization seeking to pay to send one
ounce of beef jerky to ISS as mail. NASA's Head of Commercialization,
Dan Tam, refused to accept $1000 as "postage" to send
the small package. Just 35 days later, Final Frontier
Jerky is in space without any "postage" cost, thanks
to luck, ingenuity, and perseverance.
the hatches open between the Progress M1-255 freighter
and the International Space Station (ISS) Beefjerky.com's
Final Frontier Jerky will be delivered to a waiting
astronaut. The astronaut specifically requested Beefjerky.com's
Final Frontier Jerky to be sent to ISS at the earliest
opportunity, after a recommendation by a nephew via
sparse 2-3 oz was all that could be shipped aboard the
Progress M1-255 resupply spacecraft, launched May 20th.
Mass margins are extremely close for Progress launches,
every item stowed aboard is tallied to the last gram.
The mass allowance came in the form of the astronaut
'care package', a small package that astronaut families
can send to their loved one in space.
event marks the first time Final Frontier Jerky was
flown to the International Space Station and the first
time the beef jerky product was specifically requested
from orbit. As Beefjerky.com fulfills this first delivery
request from Space, we look forward to the day when
average people can float by a porthole and watch the
Earth turn below, while chewing on Final Frontier Jerky.
inaugurated their space program in September 1997, with
their first Final Frontier Jerky launch into space.
STS-79 Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted of with 40 ounces
of Final Frontier Jerky, destination, Space Station
is very pleased to make this announcement of the continuation
of our space program with our second Final Frontier
Jerky launch into space.
wait for a rocket ride?
You can taste Final Frontier Jerky now!
Just click on the image below and order today.