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Maine-made jam heading to space

June 6, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A special order of Maine-made blueberry jam is heading to space.

NASA spokesman Bill Jeffs says several containers of Stonewall Kitchen Wild Maine Blueberry Jam will be flown to the International Space Station in August.

NASA wouldn’t confirm which astronaut requested the jam, but flight engineer Christopher Cassidy seems to be the logical choice. Cassidy, a member of the space station crew, went to high school in York, the same town where Stonewall Kitchen is headquartered.

To create space-appropriate packaging, the company made a polypropylene container to replace its standard glass jar.

Jeffs told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/18Z6khj ) that NASA has been flying special food orders into space for years to fill special requests from crew members.


Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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