The Story of Astronaut John Young, The Man Who Snuck a Corned Beef Sandwich Into Space

Great Big Story shared the tale of astronaut John Young, the man who snuck a corned beef sandwich into space during the Gemini 3 mission in 1965.

NASA astronauts deal with many dangers in space: deadly debris, harmful cosmic rays and corned beef sandwiches. Wait, what was that last one? Oh yeah, here’s how a lunch meat sandwich almost destroyed a space capsule that one time.