UBER EATS MAKES FIRST DELIVERY IN SPACE
Delivery that’s truly out of this world, that’s something popular food delivery app Uber Eats can now add to their list of accomplishes.
This comes after Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa took an Uber Eats delivery with him when he visited the International Space Station.
It took Maezawa almost nine hours to reach the ISS once he took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for his 12-day trip to the ISS. Once he arrived, he hand-delivered the Japanese food to the astronauts currently stationed there.
The food he delivered included ready-to-eat canned food like a beef bowl cooked in a sweet sauce, boiled mackerel in miso, chicken with bamboo shots, and braised pork.
In a statement released by Uber, its CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that although the delivery took longer than 30 minutes to arrive, Maezawa did well.
“One small handoff for Yusaku Maezawa, one giant delivery for Uber Eats!”
Business Insider reports that the fashion tycoon made headlines in 2018 when he bought all the seats on SpaceX’s first tourist flight around the moon scheduled for 2023. He is currently worth $3.4 billion.
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