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To commemorate America’s final shuttle launch on July 8th 2011, Mars Chocolate North America created the official NASA space-themed M & M’s. The milk-chocolate treats have been traveling on NASA’s spaceships since the first mission in 1981, aboard the Columbia shuttle. Having been a part of space crews’ diets for over 130 missions, M & Ms can very well be these individuals’ favorite treat. While one side of the commemorative candies still bears the company’s trademark logo, the other features one of three designs—a small space shuttle sketch, “July 8th, 2001,” or “3… 2… 1… Lift Off!”
The red, white and blue NASA space-themed M&M’s have not been made available to the public, but it seems likely they’ll be brought out in the future as a collector’s item. The special edition candies are a simple and sweet thank-you to the space program and crew for all they’ve done in the last few decades.