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Group sends meat and potato pie in to space


Posted on Saturday, 17 December, 2016 | Comment icon 17 comments

The images returned by the pie were quite breathtaking. Image Credit: YouTube / SentIntoSpace
Space enthusiasts from the UK have succeeded in sending a shortcrust pie over 29 miles above the ground.
The bizarre flight was carried out by SentIntoSpace, a Sheffield-based team who sent the pie up on a weather balloon just ahead of this year's World Pie Eating Championships in Wigan.

The experiment aimed to find out if the pie would be 'cooked' as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere however sadly it fell a little short having only reached an altitude of around 29 miles.

It later came down in North Yorkshire around 50 miles away from its original launch site.

"It was in decent shape, apart from the fact the lid came off when it landed and it had broken into two pieces," said SentIntoSpace's Dan Blaney.

Some video footage recorded during the pie's voyage can be viewed below.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (17)

Tags: Pie, Space

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Eldorado on 17 December, 2016, 11:34
You ever been standing on the terracing with a hot pie in one hand and a very hot bovril in the other when your team scores a goal?†
Comment icon #9 Posted by Derek Willis on 17 December, 2016, 17:19
Astra - my sincere apologies! I came in with the "pie in the sky" comment not realizing you had beaten me to it by hours! Edit: I will make amends (or not, as the case may†be) by suggesting the meat and potato pie is a spudnik!††
Comment icon #10 Posted by Astra. on 17 December, 2016, 23:26
Lol Derek†....hey! I didn't even notice your post. No need†to apologise at all....all†good †† †
Comment icon #11 Posted by poohbear on 18 December, 2016, 0:53
Judging by the pastry of some chip shop pies in this country, these would be better protection on re entry of a space vehicle than the tiles used at present.
Comment icon #12 Posted by ChaosRose on 18 December, 2016, 1:00
Makes me think of this... †
Comment icon #13 Posted by Black Monk on 18 December, 2016, 14:29
I do it every other weekend at the Macron. And the beef Bovril is nicer than the chicken one.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Black Monk on 18 December, 2016, 14:32
Don't knock our pies! Us Northerners love them. Here in the North of England you can buy mushy pea pies. I ate one eight nights ago whilst watching Strictly.
Comment icon #15 Posted by TopToffee on 20 December, 2016, 6:45
Youre spot on.I love beef pies.Pimbletts were the best.Hot with the juice flowing out.These were not in gravy,they were just pure beef.Shame they went bust.Pooles in Wigan are nice but i would imagine youre a a Greenhalghs lad.Sayers sausage rolls were the buisness before they went bust..i used to buy them every time i was near.Had one in Runcorn when we used to sail down the Mersey.Happy days.
Comment icon #16 Posted by TheConnz on 21 December, 2016, 16:58
Anyone else notice something that seems to leave the atmosphere @ :27 in this video?
Comment icon #17 Posted by Chortle on 22 December, 2016, 12:07


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