Sunday, December 14, 2008

Teddy bears launch into space

"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...

Read more here.


Jackson Nash said...

That's incredible! What a photograph.
Super Ted's got nothing on these Space Bears.

april said...

Oh! Memories... I always had a soft spot for Spotty :)