Space Shuttle Cache Includes 'Travel Size' Supplies
Among the cargo (besides R2, the humanoid robot) on board NASA Space Shuttle Discovery during its final mission to the International Space Station (ISS) are "travel size" provisions from travel size e-retailer Minimus.biz.
- (1888PressRelease) February 25, 2011 - Newbury Park, CA Thursday - While R2, the humanoid robot loaded aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on its final flight to the International Space Station (ISS) is not likely to be unpacked for awhile, some ISS crew members have been waiting for months to access Discovery's cache of supplies that includes individual portion sized food provision items from travel size e-retailer Minimus.biz.
2011 marks the fifth year that Minimus.biz has provided supplies to NASA for the ISS. According to co-founder, Paul Shrater, Wild Garden Hummus, A1 Steak Sauce, Grey Poupon, and several hot sauces are among the items that have been supplied for use by the ISS crew.
Crews report having a decreased sense of taste in space, which is why they
like using condiments, particularly hot sauce, according to a NASA-approved
FAQ that Minimus compiled with help from Johnson Space Center, Houston-
based NASA media source William Jeffs.
Food and condiment items provided to NASA for the ISS by Minimus.biz include:
A1® Steak Sauce
Bonne Maman® Apricot Preserves
Eastern Sun Sweet & Sour Sauce
Grey Poupon® Dijon Mustard
Gulden's® Spicy Brown Mustard
Heart of Wisconsin Alpine Cheese
Heart of Wisconsin Cheddar Flavor Cheese
Heart of Wisconsin Smoke Flavor Cheese
Heart of Wisconsin Swiss Flavor Cheese
Heinz® Barbeque Sauce
Heinz® Mild Mustard
Heinz® Mild Taco Sauce
Heinz® Seafood Cocktail Sauce
Hero Apricot Preserve
Hero Raspberry Preserve
Kari-Out Soy Sauce Low Sodium
Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
Knotts Berry Farm® Orange Marmalade
Kraft® Horseradish Sauce
Kraft® Miracle Whip Dressing
Kraft® Original BBQ Sauce
Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Old El Paso Hot Picante Sauce
Old El Paso Mild Picante Sauce
Salsa Del Sol Picante Sauce
Smucker's® Seedless Orange Marmalade
Sue Bee® Clover Honey
Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce
Tapatio® Picante Hot Sauce
Wild Garden Hummus to Go
Newbury Park CA-based Minimus.biz is the world leader in all things travel-sized and individual-sized with over 2,000 products in stock. The website (www.minimus.biz) comprises a variety of categories of travel size and trial size items, many of which are not available for retail sale anywhere else. Additionally, Minimus works with many major corporations and non-profits through its wholesale and fulfillment divisions.
Media contact: Victoria Bors at victoria ( @ ) minimus dot biz / (805) 480-1415 x 117