Sunday, December 14, 2008
"Four teddy bears, fully decked out in custom-made spacesuits, were launched to the edge of space as part of a British university experiment.
Blasting off from Cambridge University's Churchill College last week, they were attached to a helium balloon and fitted with multiple cameras, a GPS receiver, flight computer and radio for the two-hour nine-minute flight, which saw them rise 30km (18.8 miles) above sea level.
The spacesuits were designed by local schoolchildren, as part of a project to engage youths in science and engineering, organised by the Cambridge University Spaceflight student club."
How sweet is that? I never thought I'd see the day...
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