C. Gordon Fullerton Roy D. Bridges, Jr. F. Story Musgrave Anthony W. England S. Karl G. Henize Loren W. Acton John-David Bartoe
July 29, 1985
August 6, 1985
7 days, 22 hours
Second flight of Spacelab
This replica Carbonated Beverage Dispenser developed by the Coca-Cola Company was among those distributed by the soft drink manufacturer in celebration of their flown unit on-board Challenger. The Carbonated Beverage Dispenser Evaluation (CBDE) payload was intended to test packaging and dispensing techniques for space flight consumption of sodas such as Coca-Cola. Unfortunately, the crew labeled the experiment as a failure, due to the zero-g environment and the lack of refrigeration, but on the lighter-side, floating "Pepsi balls" did provide a source of entertainment. This specific replica was on display at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas until its acrylic base was broken.