KFC’s Mission To Send A Chicken Sandwich To Space Has Been Delayed To A New Date

What a time to be alive.

Aboard a stratospheric balloon, KFC has set to expand the horizons of promotional stunts by sending a Zinger burger up to the edge of space.

“We’re excited to be the ones pushing spicy, crispy chicken sandwich space travel forward,” said KFC president Kevin Hochman said in a statement.

To fried chicken aficionados who tuned into the live streaming of the launch this morning, you would be well informed that it was post-phoned to Thursday, 22nd June 2017 instead due to non-permissible weather conditions.

Aside from being one of the most exciting things that’s happening this year (I speak for everyone), it’s also an important test flight for the privately owned company World View Enterprise that aims to eventually send paying customers up in these high-altitude balloons to literally chill in space for 5 to 6 hours.

Tagged at a price of hefty price of $75,000, passengers will climb and crew will climb inside the Voyager capsule that will launch from a site in New Mexico.


For more info, stay updated on KFC’s official website on the mission here. Also on Facebook and Twitter.