Thats because the astronaut, who died yesterday (May 3) at the age of 84, was known as a prankster who snuck a corned beef sandwich onto the Gemini 3 before it took off back in 1965.
However, Schirra didnt even get to enjoy the deli delight because he gave it to fellow astronaut John Young, who hid it in the left pocket of his spacesuit.
Once the sandwich was discovered in orbit, NASA officials had a cow because nothing is supposed to be taken aboard a spacecraft without their knowledge, prompting a coy Schirra to ask his fellow astronauts, What are they going to do now?
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