Scotland sends a teacake into space
All the jokes have come and gone, why not a mars bar or Galaxy.But you can’t say these guys are far from brilliant.
Here is a screenshot of that amazing moment.
The Scottish confectionery went 21 miles up before descending. It landed in a tree in Galloway Forest Park.
The balloon with the Tunnock’s Teacake – which has been named Terry – was launched at midday on Friday in Houston, Renfrewshire.
It took one hour 29 minutes to hit a peak altitude of 37,007 metres. It then took 40 minutes to come back to Earth.
Dr Stephen Breslin is chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre.
He said: “We engage people with space science every day, and we thought what better way to spark people’s imaginations and interest in STEM than for us to launch something into space ourselves.
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