Fun Facts

  • When John Glenn squeezed applesauce into his mouth from a toothpaste tube, about 36 years ago, he became the first human to eat in space.
  • The crew of Apollo 13 have and still are the men considered to have traveled furthest from the earth.
  • Learning the sentence “My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” will help you remember the planets in order: Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto)
  • Our Solar System is made up of the 9 “major planets” and lots more “minor planets”.
  • Pizza Hut has purchased the right to put its logo on the world's largest proton rocket. The logo is 30 feet tall and will be located on the fuselage of a 200-foot rocket.  The rocket will be used to launch the permanent living capsule of the International Space Station, a joint venture of 16countries. It is estimated that five-hundred-million viewers worldwide will tune into the launch.

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