Rich Bottles forwarded this short article about a token that's heading to the Moon. Thanks. -Editor
After more than 20,000 votes in the Heinz History Center’s #MoonBox campaign, a token from Kennywood Park has been selected to be sent to the
The token will travel to the moon as part of Strip District-based company Astrobotic’s first commercial Moon landing in 2021.
The token garnered a total of 51 percent of the vote, beating out 7 other contenders.
A micro SD card with the theme song to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on it came in second with 14 percent and a write-in campaign for a teeny tiny
Smiley Cookie finished with 9 percent.
Other items on the list were a Heinz pickle pin, soil from Moon Park in Moon Township, a piece of a Pittsburgh Steelers Terrible Towel, a photo of Toni
Haggerty of Primanti Bros., and a City of Pittsburgh flag pin.
"We’re over the Moon about the opportunity to represent Pittsburgh in outer space, and we thank the History Center and Astrobotic for making this
happen!" said Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas. "This Kennywood token doesn’t have an expiration date, so if it ever makes its way back
to Earth, it can be used to buy some of our world-famous Potato Patch fries!"
The #MoonBox campaign celebrates the final weekend of Destination Moon: The Apollo Mission exhibition. It ends on President’s Day, February 18.
Raise your hand if you know what a Heinz Pickle Pin is. Bonus points for knowing its connection to the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
As a native Pittsburgher, I grew up on annual outings to Kennywood. And as someone who worked for years in the city's high-tech industry, it's great
to see a startup company involved in commercial Moon travel. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Kennywood Token To Soon Call The Moon Home
For more information about Kennywood Park, see:
To read about the Heinz Pickle Pin, see:
The Story of the Pickle Pin
Wayne Homren, Editor
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