We love bacon for a lot of reasons, mostly unhealthy ones, but here's another fun fact you didn't know. It went to the moon, before you!

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin sat down for a meal of bacon cubes after jumping around in low gravity and taking photographs, according to Amy Shira Teitel on her Vintage Space blog. She explains:

[B]acon cubes were among the meals stored in the lunar module. And it worked out that meal A, the first scheduled meal to be eaten on the Moon, consisted of bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink and coffee. They ate history's first meal on Moon slightly ahead of schedule after landing at the Sea of Tranquility.
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