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A Congressional Hearing Was Called Because An Astronaut Snuck A Corned Beef Sandwich Into Space

• http://www.businessinsider.com, Jennifer Welsh
 When you gotta eat, you gotta eat I guess. Even if you are an astronaut. While aboard the Gemini 3 space mission in 1965, Astronaut John Young had a craving. For some corned beef. Luckily, he had snuck a sandwich onto the craft in case he got peckish during the five-hour mission.

This little tidbit of space debauchery is just one of "Spaceflight’s Most Badass Maneuvers" a compilation of astronauts at their most badass by Adam Mann at Wired.com. From Mann's Wired article:

Young was apparently a little unhappy with the terrible-tasting space food that astronauts received. Once in orbit, Young pulled out a mysterious object he had snuck aboard, leading to this exchange with his co-pilot Gus Grissom:

Grissom: What is it?
Young: Corn beef sandwich
Grissom: Where did that come from?
Young: I brought it with me. Let’s see how it tastes. Smells, doesn’t it?


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