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Tykeanaut
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posted 10-12-2012 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apparently Fairmount Bagel of Montreal, Canada were responsible for the first bagel in space on STS-124. Unless you know differently. Visited there a few days ago, very nice blueberry variety!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-12-2012 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wikipedia: Greg Chamitoff
On his father's side of the family, he is also related to the owners of the famous Fairmount bagel establishment in Montreal, from which Chamitoff brought bagels into space on his first mission into orbit. When training in Montreal for the Canadarm, the robotic arm used to maneuver large objects in space, he is sometimes more well known for being related to the people who run Fairmount bagel, than for being an astronaut.
The Gazette (Montreal): Here's proof: Montreal bagels are out of this world
When NASA officials asked Chamitoff for a favourite food to take aboard space shuttle Discovery, he picked the humble bagel as his preferred snack for the flight.

And not just any Montreal-style bagel, but 18 sesame bagels from his relatives' Montreal Fairmount Bagel, which usually competes with St. Viateur bagels a block away for the crown as the city's best.

"We're just thrilled," said Mona Shlafman, his aunt, who reopened the bagel factory in 1979 and with her late husband got the old wood oven burning again.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-12-2012 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I lived in Montreal for four years, and except for the cold months we went and bought Fairmount Bagels every weekend. They were out of this world then and apparently still are.

music_space
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posted 10-13-2012 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live in Montreal, and I'm going to pick up a fresh dozen about right now, along with the smoked salmon spread de rigueur!

Tykeanaut
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posted 10-13-2012 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If only I'd known Fran├žois, I could have said hello!

Jay Chladek
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posted 10-14-2012 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course bagels are out of this world. bagels were meant to go into space. Besides, where else would you find bagels and LOX?

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