NASA has apparently bought into the benefits of dark chocolate. Now reports say it’s sending Endangered Species Chocolate’s Supreme Dark Chocolate ‘chimpanzee’ bar along on a space shuttle mission. Apparently a crew member of an upcoming mission requested the bar as a snack aboard the shuttle.
Flight STS-119, headed for the International Space Station, launches February 12, 2009. United Space Alliance (USA), the company responsible for procuring â€˜fresh foodâ€™ for the mission, purchased eight dark chocolate bars, one for each crew member. USA says that there is limited space on the shuttle for â€˜fresh food,â€™ meaning food that isn’t freeze dried and specially packaged for space.
Endangered Species Chocolate donates 10% of net profits to help support species, habitat and humanity. This year, ESC will partner with African Wildlife Foundation and Ocean Conservancy.
The company is also preparing to launch a new foundation in early 2009.
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