Appetizers
July 13, 2011
You can't be an astronaut, but you can customize M&Ms

JV_M.jpgSomehow, it seems appropriate that a company called Mars would have a longtime "candy connection" to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Mars candy company has supplied the M&Ms that have been aboard 130-plus space shuttle missions since 1981.

To commemorate NASA's final space shuttle launch on July 8, Mars delivered a batch of shuttle-themed M&Ms (pictured) to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to be shared by the Atlantis astronauts and ground staff.

Unfortunately, you can't get any of the special red, blue and silver iconic candies, but you can do the next best thing: Customize your own M&Ms. Here's how:

Go to www.mymms.com. To begin, click on the "Register" button in the upper right-hand corner, and follow the directions from there. Choose up to three colors of M&Ms on which to put your personalized messages or art work, and then select from packaging options. As for pricing, it's on the website.

For more on the Atlantis shuttle's "sweet sendoff," go to www.collectspace.com.

Somehow, it seems appropriate that a company called Mars would have a longtime "candy connection" to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Mars candy company has supplied the M&Ms that have been aboard 130-plus space shuttle missions since 1981.

To commemorate NASA's final space shuttle launch on July 8, Mars delivered a batch of shuttle-themed M&Ms (pictured) to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to be shared by the Atlantis astronauts and ground staff.

Unfortunately, you can't get any of the special red, blue and silver shuttle-centric candies, but you can do the next best thing: Customize your own M&Ms. Here's how:

Go to www.mymms.com. To begin, click on the "Register" button in the upper right-hand corner, and follow the directions from there. Choose up to three colors of M&Ms on which to put your personalized messages or art work, and then select from packaging options. As for pricing, it's on the website.

For more on the Atlantis shuttle's "sweet sendoff," go to www.collectspace.com

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