Both Coke and Pepsi were aboard the 19. NASA Space Shuttle Flight STS-51-Flaunched July 29, 1985. Coke was tasted FIRST in the space flight because Coca-Cola was first to formally apply to develop a soft drink dispensing system for space.
NASA presented examples of both the Coke and Pepsi can-dispensers to the Smithsonian Institution. I have only seen a few examples of this First Taste Commemorative display with Coke Space Can-Dispenser on the internet. Due to their great historical significancevery few of the lucky VIP recipients from NASA and Coca-Cola are willing to part with these museum-worthy Commemoratives. A true Cross-collectibleany NASA/Space Shuttle or Coke enthusiast would love to have this!The Smithsonian example that I have seen appears virtually identical mechanism-wise to the example in the Commemorative offered in this listing. One of the rarest and most desirable Challenger and Coke collectibles... Very few are in private hands. PLEASE EXAMINE ALL 20+ IMAGES... Because they show important details. For example, cross-sectional views of the "Space Can" interior on the Smithsonian site reveal the principles of operation and show that the Coke liquid was actually in a plastic bag inside the can, and that the "apparatus" for dispensing goes down a considerable way within the can.
On the bottom of the can, is a plug... Which seals a hole that was made to pressurize the can. The internal pressure in the can causes the Coke to be forced out of its bag when the lid's valve is opened...
And as the bag is depleted, its volume i. Mass within the can would shrink, thus causing a vacuum to be created which "sucks in" and dents the can. This "dent" is shown in the images. Also, for some reason, the front portion of the can retaining "ring" on the lucite base seems to have been intentionally removed. The sloped edges on either side of the remainder of the ring are smooth and even - suggesting that a section was removed intentionally.
ALL SALES FINAL item is as-shown and pictured with no warranties expressed or implied. Please examine ALL images carefully. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. The item "COCA-COLA FIRST TASTE IN SPACE COMMEMORATIVE NASA 1985 CHALLENGER SPACE SHUTTLE" is in sale since Saturday, October 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Soda\Coca-Cola\Bottles". The seller is "murpho" and is located in Cumming, Georgia.
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