New Delhi: British supermarket chain Iceland Foods recently sent a ‘chicken nugget’ into space to mark their 50th birthday celebrations.
This is the first time that a chicken nugget, a juicy chicken snack, has been sent to space rather than missiles and rockets.
According to reports, the ‘chicken nugget’ reached nearly 1.10 lakh feet above the Earth in just 45 minutes.
The chicken snack then returned to earth with the help of a parachute.
Watch this video to see how the ‘chicken nugget’ was thrown into space:
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but we sent the first ever chicken nugget into space today 🧑🚀
Why? We have no idea, but it was out of this world! 😉 pic.twitter.com/XGmkT9ShBO
— Iceland Foods ❄️ (@IcelandFoods) October 13, 2020
So far, the video has garnered nearly 600k views on Twitter.
Netizens were overjoyed to witness the journey of a chicken nugget into space and started posting hilarious comments.
Here’s how netizens reacted:
We really DO deliver anywhere!! 😁
— Douglas Cramphorn (@Doug_Cramphorn) October 13, 2020
I thought "there MUST have been chicken nuggets in space, they send Americans up all the time" so I looked up all the known NASA menus…
They have sent chicken patties (larger, round), chicken teryaki & similar, but never nuggets. Well done! You beat America in this space race.
— Bob Davies (@bobbigmac) October 14, 2020
Lots will ask 'Why?', but the real question is 'Why not?'
Well done, a applaud this.
— Chris Amps (@ChrisAmps) October 14, 2020
— DazeTTcob (@DarrenCorbett9) October 13, 2020
I’m glad to see the nugget arrived safely, did you eat it? I would’ve eaten it… pic.twitter.com/4aEaDYOtYB
— Solid Snake (@SolidSnakeMig) October 13, 2020