We imagine on-demand food deliveries becoming a regular occurrence once space tourism really kicks off, but Uber Eats teamed up with Japanese entrepreneur and delivery superfan, Yusaku Maezawa, to complete the first delivery to the International Space Station. In the package was ready-to-eat canned Japanese dishes for the astronauts to enjoy during his 12-day orbit. Read more for a video and additional information.
This delivery was officially completed on December 11 at 9:40am EST after traveling for 248 miles, or 8 hours and 34 minutes since Maezawa’s departure from Earth. The dishes included boiled mackerel in miso, beef bowls cooked in sweet sauce, simmered chicken with bamboo shoots, and braised pork.
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One small handoff for Yusaku Maezawa, one giant delivery for Uber Eats!. We’re over the moon to have helped make our first successful delivery to space. Our goal is to help people go anywhere and get anything, so we’re proud to serve the astronauts at the International Space Station. Yusaku Maezawa gets a thumbs up on this delivery, even though it took a bit longer than the usual 30 minutes to arrive,” said Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO.