Pizza Hut is an American multinational restaurant chain and international franchise founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kansas by Dan and Frank Carney. They serve their signature pan pizza and other dishes including pasta, breadsticks and desserts. The chain has 17,639 restaurants worldwide as of 2020, making it the world’s largest pizza chain by the number of locations.

Back in 2001, Pizza Hut became the first restaurant chain to deliver to space. The pizza was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard a resupply rocket.

Though the delivery was an obvious publicity stunt by Pizza Hut, one that cost them over one million dollars, it still required a ton of special planning to pull off. For example, according to ABC, “the pizza was seasoned with extra spices, especially salt, since it’s known that taste buds become a little dulled in space. And although pepperoni is the chain’s most popular topping, the company settled for salami since pepperoni did not preserve well during the required 60-day test: it grew mold.”

After the pizza arrived to the ISS, Usachov was videotaped happily munching on a slice.

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