Krispy Kreme is celebrating the event of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars, which should happen around 3:55 p.m. to Thursday, February 18th, 2021.
For one day only — February 18th — Atlanta’s favorite doughnut chain is offering the Mars Doughnut.
The design of Krispy Kreme’s Mars Doughnut, made to look like the red planet, is surpassed only by its deliciousness – a Chocolate Kreme-filled doughnut dipped in caramel icing with a red planet swirl, then prinkled with chocolate cookie crumbs.
You can also get the Mars Dozen — which is the perfect balance of six iconic Original Glazed doughnuts and six Mars doughnuts.
When Perseverance lands Feb. 18 in Mars’ Jezero Crater, it will have traveled 292.5 million miles since lifting off July 30, 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
In addition to toting the first-ever helicopter to be deployed on Mars and numerous other technologies to seek signs of ancient life and collect rock and soil samples, the rover also is carrying the names of nearly 11 million people who participated in NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” program.
To acknowledge these special space “travelers,” Krispy Kreme will give each one FREE Mars Doughnut on February 18th. Just show your NASA-issued Mars 2020 Perseverance “boarding pass” to redeem at a participating location, which you can find here.
If you haven’t already signed up to send your name to Mars, it’s too late for this mission, and for this freebie. But you can sign up for the next flight!
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