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Teacake Sent Into Space For A Very Important Reason

James Dawson

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Teacake Sent Into Space For A Very Important Reason

If aliens exist, you've got to think they're thinking 'what the fuck' when they look down on us and and see some of the stuff we're sending into orbit. Last year a team from Wigan launched a meat and potato pie into space using a weather balloon. Later in the year it was joined by a spliff.

Here's some footage of the pie, just in case you were doubting me:

Credit: BBC

And now there's now a new addition that been sent floating in the atmosphere - a Tunnock's Teacake.

The launch was carried out by a team at Glasgow Science Centre (GSC), with the idea being that it would help spark people's 'imagination' in science and technology.

It was airborne for two hours and four minutes in total, attached to a weather balloon - taking an hour and 29 minutes to reach a peak altitude of 37,007 metres.

The entire thing was streamed on Facebook, pulling in an audience of over 30,000 people.

The GSC captioned the post: "Terry The Teacake has finished his training. It's time for Science Sam to send him out of this world.

"We launch from Houston (Renfrewshire) as we seek the answer to the big question on Scotland's lips...

"CAN YOU SEND A TEACAKE INTO SPACE? Watch now and find out!"

Describing why the reasoning behind the project, GSC chief executive Dr Stephen Breslin 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.

"We are delighted by how many people joined us at GSC, and online, to watch Terry's space adventures."

GSC said it will release another video next week, when it will 'give another one of Scotland's beloved treats the science treatment'.

Personally I'm hoping they'll be strapping dynamite to a truck filled with deep fried Mars Bars next.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook

Topics: Science, space

James Dawson
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