World of the Bizarre
Group sends meat and potato pie in to space
By T.K. Randall
December 17, 2016 · 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.
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