posted 06-29-2009 12:17 AM
When Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang joins the mission STS-128 in August 2009 (hopefully) he will bring some cars with him.
Some background: In Sweden there is a very popular sweet called "Ahlgrens bilar" (Mr. Ahlgrens cars). It has been around since the 1950's, and is more popular than ever. I do not know if it is available in US, but you can see it on the web.
I can assure you it is very nice indeed.
Now the company has made limited edition of 100 bags (not for commercial sale though) of "Cars go into space". Christer will bring some bags with him on the upcoming mission to ISS.
"Nu i rymden = Now in space"
I just got hold of a sample bag, and to my joy the sweets are now small shuttles instead.
I hope they get spread around. The Swedish public really needs to get their teeth into the shuttle program.
And I hope STS-128 will be a really "sweet" mission!