Krispy Kreme Unveils Donut Honoring NASA’s Artemis I
It’s a donut out of this world!
To honor the launch of NASA’s Artemis I unmanned mission on August 29, Krispy Kreme is releasing a special-edition donut that space junkies and snack lovers can enjoy, too.
The cheesecake-filled donut will be dipped in a Cookies ‘n Kreme frosting that will include chocolate chunks to look like the moon.
The Artemis program will seek to return humans – including the first woman and person of color – to the moon by 2025, and Monday’s launch will be an important step towards that goal. Artemis I is about to circle the moon and test key mission components.
Krispy Kreme wanted to honor the space agency’s accomplishments in an appropriate and edible way for all to enjoy. This is the second time in as many years that the donut company has honored a space achievement, as in 2021 Krispy Kreme rolled out a special donut for the Perseverance rover.
“The Artemis I mission is a proud moment, and we are in awe of the incredible Americans behind the world’s most powerful rocket. So we created these delicious donuts to enjoy while you watch the launch,” said Dave Skena, Global Brand Manager of Krispy Kreme, in a press release.
« The rocket-topped Orion spacecraft will be in space longer than any astronaut ship without docking with a space station, but our Artemis Moon Donut won’t be available until Monday, so start counting at countdown and don’t miss it! »
The limited-edition Artemis donuts won’t be available until Monday at participating stores. As for the Artemis launch, NASA is looking for a time between 8:33 a.m. and 10:33 a.m. ET, according to CNN.