Uber Eats delivers its first food to space

Yusaku Maezawa and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov pose with an Uber Eats bag and some cans of food on the ISS.

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When you stay aboard the International Space Station, you can not just whip the Uber Eats app and get your favorite pizza delivered in orbit. Or can you? On Tuesday, Uber Eats announced that they had delivered its first food to the room, but it was nothing like a normal delivery.

Instead of sending a driver to swing past a restaurant and take a meal to the destination, Uber Eats used Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, a space tourist visiting the ISS. On December 11, Maezawa delivered an Uber Eats bag in brown paper and a selection of ready-to-eat Japanese canned food to the ISS crew.

“With dishes including boiled mackerel in miso, beef dish cooked in sweet sauce, boiled chicken with bamboo shoots and braised pork, Uber Eats and Maezawa pampered the astronauts with a delicious meal that was a welcome break from standard rum food,” Uber said in a statement. .

Maezawa captured a trip on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft last week, a prelude to an even bigger plan. Maezawa finances one future SpaceX mission to fly around the moon in a spaceship in a spaceship in 2023.

Space tourism is on the rise and Maezawa is one of the latest people to explore a rocket-powered vacation option. He has shared updates on YouTube and social media on what it is like to use the ISS toilet and brush teeth in micro-gravity. He also delivered a magnificent time-lapse video of an orbit around the Earth.

Although the Uber Eats ISS delivery was a smart marketing venture, it was still thoughtful of Maezawa to bring some snacks to the space party.

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