Video: The Historical Donut Reaches Earth After Travelling To Space
Space travelling has always been a challenging task for space scientists. And sending or receiving goods from space is whimsically strange — especially when it is the matter of injecting some donuts into space. It sounds trivial, but it is not.
It was only on April 9 for the first time when a donut was launched in space. The credit goes to two Swedish brothers: Benjamin and Alexander Jönsson.
To accomplish the task, they attached donut to a weather balloon which already had a camera attached to it. Then it was time for the balloon to take off and fly 20 miles up with dear donut. Obviously, the balloon couldn’t actually entered space which starts about 100 km or 62 miles above the Earth, but it did cross the stratosphere.
Having triumphed the mission, balloon commenced its descent to land in the water where Swedish Sea Rescue Society was organized to welcome back the pastry. Not tired of long journey, pastry was handed over to the victorious brothers.
The mission, on a serious tone, has not much significance for space sciences in this advanced technological world. But it should inspire young astrophysicists. Two brothers have set an example of putting the knowledge into practice.
The idea to send an eatable to space, and record the journey of sweet confections, is indeed a sweet one. The pastry however wasn’t full sweet but bittersweet. While they would be eating it with joy, they would be enjoying the magnificent imagery of the flight over the oceans, of donut egressing the Earth and ingressing the stratosphere.