For this Throwback Thursday (#TBT), we're taking a look back at Coke's journeys out of this world.
This spaced-out ad from 1988 features all the varieties of Coke available at the time. Sure, it's an impressive variety - but today, our Coca-Cola Freestyle machines offer over a hundred different possibilities. (Cherry Vanilla Coke with a splash of root beer, anyone?) Check out 10 combinations you can only find on Freestyle here.
This was the dispenser used on board the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1995. Offering both Coke and Diet Coke, it allowed the drinks to be chilled, and was the first use of soda fountain equipment in space.
The success of 1995's fountain experiment led to this advertisement that same year. We're still continuing to expand our reach today: just this year we began delivering to Myanmar for the first time in over 60 years.
Coke would create another dispenser for the Endeavour in 1996, featuring the addition of Powerade. Want to read more about the latest vending machine tech? Try our articles on the Japanese "impossible" vending machine, machines that let you pay with your phone, and even a machine helping to save endangered birds.
More on Journey
- Half of Coca-Cola Sales in UK Grocery and Convenience Stores Coming From No-Sugar Options
- The Pour That Refreshes: Why H&F Burger Chef Linton Hopkins Takes His Fountain Coke Very Seriously
- Meet the 22-Year-Old Moviemakers Who Won the Coca-Cola and Regal Films Competition
- Coca-Cola Named Official Soft Drink of Major League Baseball in Digital-Driven Partnership
- Primary Color: Why Sprite Has Sported Green Since 1961