3 months after certifying that their fruit-flavored goodies are “assured to in truth go with the flow whilst in house,” Skittles is providing one fortunate fan the risk to check it out for themselves.
Mars Integrated, the confectioner in the back of the “Style the Rainbow” emblem of goodies, is giving freely a zero-g revel in for 2 from 0 Gravity Company, “in conjunction with a bag of limited-edition 0-G Skittles.” Any other 99 winners can be decided on to obtain restricted version “0-G” sweet packs.
To go into, Skittles and house fanatics best wish to purchase a Skittles product from Amazon and post their order quantity with their contest access at SkittlesInSpace.com. The sweepstakes started on Thursday (Sept. 30) and runs thru Oct. 14.
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The competition and particular 0-G packs of Skittles — the latter that includes aluminum packaging and Planet Pineapple, Rocket Raspberry and Berry Blast-flavor goodies, Skittles’ first ever blue and pink best combine pack — are in party of Skittles being flown at the first crewed flight of Blue Foundation’s New Shepard rocket in July. Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who based the industrial spaceflight corporate and flew on board the suborbital spaceflight, published the goodies as soon as he was once floating weightless simply above the boundary setting apart Earth from house.
“Who desires a Skittle?” mentioned Bezos, earlier than tossing the goodies across the New Shepard cabin to his 3 crewmates, together with his brother Mark, 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old physics pupil Oliver Daemen. Video from on board the pill confirmed the 4 catching the goodies astronaut-style, the usage of best their mouths.
The grand prize winner of the Skittles 0-G Sweepstakes might be able to re-stage the scene with out getting into house. Passengers aboard 0 G Company’s changed Boeing 727 revel in transient classes of weightlessness because the aircraft follows a parabolic trajectory during the sky. Because the aircraft crests the parabola and dives, the passengers are in free-fall, however with none wind resistance, go with the flow in regards to the padded cabin.
The competition is open best to prison age citizens of america, with the exception of the ones residing in New York, Florida, Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories and possessions. Eligible folks too can input with out acquire via emailing the phrases “Skittles in Area” to [email protected] For the sweepstakes’ complete access laws, see the SkittlesInSpace.com web page.
Along with the 0-G packs and the competition, Skittles additionally celebrated its New Shepard flight via creating a donation to the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Air and Area Museum. Even if it is going to had been Skittles’ first shout-out from house, the sweet’s trip with Blue Foundation was once no longer its first style of 0 gravity. The colourful confections had been additionally flown to the Global Area Station as crew-preference snacks.
Blue Foundation has introduced its subsequent crewed New Shepard spaceflight for Oct. 12. Whether or not Skittles will once more be aboard continues to be to be noticed.
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