3 months after certifying that their fruit-flavored candies are “guaranteed to actually float while in area,” Skittles is using one fortunate fan the chance to evaluate it out for themselves.Mars Incorporated, the confectioner behind the “Taste the Rainbow” brand of candies, is handing out a zero-g experience for 2 from Zero Gravity Corporation, “along with a bag of limited-edition Zero-G Skittles.” Another 99 winners will also be picked to receive restricted edition “Zero-G” sweet packs.To go into, Skittles and area fans just need to purchase a Skittles item from Amazon and submit their order number with their contest entry at SkittlesInSpace.com. The sweepstakes began on Thursday (Sept. 30) and runs through Oct. 14. Related: Blue Origins 1st New Shepard guest launch with Jeff Bezos (pictures)Zero-G Skittles are the candys very first blue and purple mix, with flavors Planet Pineapple, Rocket Raspberry and Berry Blast. (Image credit: Mars Incorporated)The contest and special Zero-G packs of Skittles– the latter including aluminum packaging and Planet Pineapple, Rocket Raspberry and Berry Blast-flavor sweets, Skittles very first purple and ever blue only blend pack– remain in event of Skittles being flown on the first crewed flight of Blue Origins New Shepard rocket in July. Previous Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who established the industrial spaceflight business and flew on board the suborbital spaceflight, revealed the candies as soon as he was drifting weightless just above the limit separating Earth from area.”Who wants a Skittle?” said Bezos, before tossing the sweets around the New Shepard cabin to his three crewmates, including his bro Mark, 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old physics student Oliver Daemen. Video from on board the pill revealed the 4 capturing the sweets astronaut-style, using only their mouths.The grand prize winner of the Skittles Zero-G Sweepstakes might have the ability to re-stage the scene without getting in space. Passengers aboard Zero G Corporations customized Boeing 727 experience brief durations of weightlessness as the aircraft follows a parabolic trajectory through the sky. As the aircraft dives and crests the parabola, the passengers are in free-fall, however with no wind resistance, float about the padded cabin.The grand prize winner of the Skittles Zero G Sweepstakes will win a zero-g experience for 2 with Zero Gravity Corporation. (Image credit: Mars Incorporated)The contest is open just to legal age homeowners of the United States, except those living in New York, Florida, Puerto Rico and all U.S. possessions and territories. Eligible individuals can also go into without purchase by emailing the words “Skittles in Space” to [email protected] For the sweepstakes full entry rules, see the SkittlesInSpace.com website.In addition to the Zero-G packs and the contest, Skittles also celebrated its New Shepard flight by making a donation to the Smithsonians National Air and Space Museum. It may have been Skittles first shout-out from space, the candys flight with Blue Origin was not its first taste of zero gravity. The colorful confections were likewise flown to the International Space Station as crew-preference snacks.Blue Origin has revealed its next crewed New Shepard spaceflight for Oct. 12. Whether Skittles will again be aboard is still to be seen.Follow collectSPACE.com on Facebook and on Twitter at @collectSPACE. Copyright 2021 collectSPACE.com. All rights booked.
Another 99 winners will likewise be picked to receive limited edition “Zero-G” candy packs.To go into, Skittles and area fans just need to purchase a Skittles product from Amazon and send their order number with their contest entry at SkittlesInSpace.com. (Image credit: Mars Incorporated)The contest and special Zero-G packs of Skittles– the latter featuring aluminum packaging and Planet Pineapple, Rocket Raspberry and Berry Blast-flavor candies, Skittles very first ever blue and purple only mix pack– are in event of Skittles being flown on the very first crewed flight of Blue Origins New Shepard rocket in July. Video from on board the pill showed the 4 capturing the candies astronaut-style, utilizing just their mouths.The grand reward winner of the Skittles Zero-G Sweepstakes may be able to re-stage the scene without getting in area.