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Toy Dog Goes Missing After Being Launched Into Space


Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockApr 11 2016, 19:40 UTC
913 Toy Dog Goes Missing After Being Launched Into Space
Morecambe Bay Community School/English Lakes/YouTube

Step aside, Space X. One cuddly toy has boldly gone where no cuddly toy has gone before. 

Sam” the toy dog was launched up by kids from Morecambe Bay Community Primary School in Lancashire, United Kingdom, as part of a science project. His voyage began from the rooftop of a local hotel on Tuesday, April 5. Along with a GPS and a GoPro, Sam was lifted up 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the Earth’s surface by a helium balloon at a rate of 6 meters (19.7 feet) per second,


While the GPS and the balloon have been found, the lone star-dog remains lost. They managed to work out from the flight data that he’s likely to be within a 64 to 80 kilometer (40 to 50 mile) radius of the launch site. The school said they would dish out a reward to the person who finds the stuffed toy.



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