First food smuggled into space
John Young
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Gemini III was an orbital mission with a duration of 4 hr 52 min on 23 March 1965, crewed by US astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young. During the mission Young was authorized to eat pre-approved space food, while Grissom was not scheduled to eat at all during the flight. Aware of his commander’s love of corned beef sandwiches, John Young was able to smuggle one onboard. Young and Grissom were disciplined by NASA for this act.