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The space world was recently rocked with some major news, as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos decided that it was time to launch himself into the great beyond.

While his trip was a relatively short one, it had many of us wondering how Skittles ended up getting in on the action. Bezos actually threw the candies into one of the passengers’ mouths and we could not stop laughing.

Now, the candy company is looking to commemorate this awesome event with a special release that is sure to have many running to the local supermarket. You know how it goes when Skittles decides to issue a limited edition candy….it is all hands on deck!

The limited-edition Zero-G Skittles packs are coming to a store near you, giving you the chance to snack like an astronaut.

The intergalactic, aluminum packaging is a major selling point, as these do not look like your average, ordinary Skittles. Best of all, these blue and purple candies come in a wide range of flavors. Each package includes Pineapple, Passionfruit, Raspberry, and Berry Punch flavors for everyone to enjoy.

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Skittles has chosen to make things even cooler by taking the time to donate to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. This is how they are choosing to show their support for our nation’s next great class of space explorers.

These Skittles are long overdue if you ask us. How could anyone not want to take some of these bad boys home with them? The company shared on Instagram, “Limited Edition Zero-G SKITTLES have been through rigorous testing & space camp. They’re guaranteed to actually float while in space.”

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“SKITTLES is always looking for ways to surprise fans, both earthlings and extraterrestrials, with shocking innovation,” said Fernando Rodrigues, Mars Wrigley senior brand manager for Skittles, in a recent press release. “We’re thrilled to bring better moments to fans by marking Skittles’ first trip to space with limited edition packs and look forward to pushing the boundaries of confectionery space exploration.”

How cool is that?

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