According to brand updates, KFC and the private spaceflight company World View are teaming up to send a Chicken Sandwich to the edge of space for four day trip into the stratosphere, at about 7 to 30 miles off the ground.
KFC US President, Kevin Hochman in statement said:
“We’re excited to be the ones pushing spicy, crispy chicken sandwich space travel forward,”
“In all seriousness, we’re proud to support World View’s commitment to advancing space research and trust them to take our World famous Zinger sandwich to space.”
World View is also planning to return the sandwich, which will be housed within a bucket-shaped container, back to Earth after the flight.
“When we were first contacted by KFC to send a Zinger into space, we obviously thought it was quite funny,” said Jane Poynter, World View CEO, via email.
The Zinger launch is planned as the first true, multi-day test of World View’s Stratollite space system.
This Zinger flight will help World View test a lot of technology needed for future flights.