05 Jun '18, 12pm

Thailand Will Launch Durian Into Space to Promote Thai Cuisine.

The bold move is admittedly part publicity stunt, part science, according to a spokesperson of Thailand's Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA). He explained the motivation for the event: "In the future we want astronauts to be able to eat Thai food … We want to see whether there are any physical changes after it returns to earth, for example, it might get smaller, or cracked." The fruit will be accompanied by purple sticky rice, another Thai mainstay. If successful, future trips might include pad thai or mango sticky rice.

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