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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-04-2005 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
/PRNewswire/ -- The scene aboard the space shuttle Discovery must have been like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster. "Houston, we have a problem. Our supply of Domino's Pizza is depleted. I repeat, all Domino's Pizza is gone. Do you copy?"

Domino's Pizza copied loud and clear. When astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery told The Today Show the one thing they missed most from Mother Earth was pizza, team members from Domino's Pizza, the world recognized leader in pizza delivery, pondered the idea of becoming the galactically- recognized leader in pizza delivery.

Domino's Pizza copied loud and clear. When astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery told The Today Show the one thing they missed most from Mother Earth was pizza, team members from Domino's Pizza, the world recognized leader in pizza delivery, pondered the idea of becoming the galactically- recognized leader in pizza delivery.

"Domino's Pizza wants to figure out a way to deliver pizzas to our brave astronauts aboard the shuttle Discovery," said Holly Ryan, Domino's Pizza spokesperson.

Domino's Pizza is quite aware of the difficulty of delivering pizzas to outer space, so "Plan Beta" involves Domino's Pizza offering to cater a "welcome home" pizza party for the astronauts at the conclusion of their mission.

"While we are the best at pizza delivery, our delivery vehicles aren't yet capable of breaking the earth's gravitational pull," adds Ryan. "That's where NASA comes in. If they'll let us borrow a shuttle, we'll deliver to space. If not, Domino's can deliver to the Discovery's shuttle bay door upon their touchdown."


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spaced out
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posted 08-05-2005 03:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talk about shameless self-promotion! The astronauts made no mention of Domino's pizzas specifically but somehow they have turned it into a news item about Domino's.

And all this without actually doing anything! All Domino's did was say we would deliver to space if we could. The local pizza place on the corner of my street could say the same thing.

You have to hand it to Domino's though, they didn't miss this chance for free advertising. I'll bet Pizza Hut et al are cursing their PR departments for not making the same announcement first.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-05-2005 06:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought this was rather neat on Domino's part, in the spirit of the Taco Bell floating Mir target and the Long John Silver's jumbo shrimp on Mars. Pizza Hut previously flew a personal pan pie to the ISS but Domino's offering to cater a pizza party for the crew really emphasizes the desire for a celebration. I don't think NASA would allow them to accept the offer for obvious reasons, but wouldn't it be cool if they did? Hold it at the KSC Visitor Center, invite the public, offer all the pizza they can eat and celebrate a fantastic mission now safely home!

DavidH
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posted 08-05-2005 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this particularly amusing because the last episode of the comedy show Robot Chicken had a sketch where the Space Station crew was prankcalling pizza places, getting them to promise delivery in 30 minutes of less before giving the "address."

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posted 08-05-2005 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which makes me think of something the Gene Cernan said - that NASA could raise money by selling advertising on the outside of the ISS [The Domino's Science Module, or the like] much like they do on the Goodyear Blimp.

And Domino's pizza just [<sarcasm>] tastes so good on earth [</sarcasm>] I'm sure that it will taste equally as yummy in zero g.

Good for a chuckle, though.

Cheerz!
Tracy

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posted 08-05-2005 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for skrfan   Click Here to Email skrfan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If Charlie Camarda is a good New Yawka, only Ray's Original Pizza will do!

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