Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburghers Choose Kennywood Token to Fly to the Moon

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pittsburghers Choose Kennywood Token to Fly to the Moon

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It's one giant leap for a little token.

The piece of Pittsburgh culture that locals will send 240,000 miles to the moon is a shiny gold token from Kennywood.

More than 20,000 votes were cast for the Heinz History Center's #MoonBox campaign, asking Western Pennsylvanians what item would represent Pittsburgh in Astrobotic's MoonBox program as part of the first commercial moon landing in 2021.

Over 51 percent of the vote went to the Kennywood Park token.

"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!" Kennywood General Manager Jerome Gibas said. "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! …

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