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Brits Attempt to Send Meat Pie to Space Because Who on Earth Wants to Eat Meat Pie Brits Attempt to Send Meat Pie to Space Because Who on Earth Wants to Eat Meat Pie

British cuisine is generally considered to be some of worst in the world. In fact, staff poll at the travel guide Lonely Planet crowned it as the most terrible swill on Earth. So why not send that shit toward space for science?

A Brief History of People Thinking Google's Loon Balloons Are UFOs A Brief History of People Thinking Google's Loon Balloons Are UFOs

Some South African sheep got a nasty little surprise earlier this week when a Google-branded internet balloon came tumbling down from the heavens to say hello. The sheep are in good company, though. Because this happens—a lot. And fortunately for the conspiracy theorists among us, this means all the UFO fodder…

Scattering Your Ashes Into The Stratosphere Is A Very Final Sendoff Scattering Your Ashes Into The Stratosphere Is A Very Final Sendoff

Short of having your body shipped off on a flaming longboat, there aren't many more spectacular ways to be sent off than having your ashes scattered into the edge of the atmosphere. At least, that's the thinking behind Mesoloft, a company that will do exactly that, and provide a GoPro video to immortalize the moment.

That moment when a high-altitude balloon ventures a little too high That moment when a high-altitude balloon ventures a little too high

At the 21 mile (34 km) mark, things start to get a bit dicey for high-altitude balloons. The atmospheric air pressure is so low that the gas within the balloon expands. Causing this to happen.

Watch a model Enterprise fly into the stratosphere Watch a model Enterprise fly into the stratosphere

There are few sights in science fiction as iconic as the various starship Enterprises cruising through the stars. Steve Schnier decided to create his own high-flying video of the Enterprise by launching a model into the stratosphere.

Guess Something About A High Altitude Balloon And Maybe Win A Trip To Space Guess Something About A High Altitude Balloon And Maybe Win A Trip To Space

KLM is going to send someone into space on an SXC Lynx spaceship in 2014. They're releasing a high altitude balloon tomorrow morning and if you guess the altitude and coordinates of where it will pop you'll be the one on that flight.

Watch a radio-controlled plane's breathtaking journey into the stratosphere and back Watch a radio-controlled plane's breathtaking journey into the stratosphere and back

While most weather balloon videos take objects into Earth's upper atmosphere and film them plummeting down to Earth, David Windestål armed a radio-controlled plane with a camera, giving us a first-person view of the plane's controlled (if chaotic) return trip.

Sending Your Son's Favorite Toy Train to Space Is Probably the Coolest Thing a Dad Can Do Sending Your Son's Favorite Toy Train to Space Is Probably the Coolest Thing a Dad Can Do

We've got a dad of the year nominee, folks! Meet Ron Fugelseth, a guy who gave his son's favorite train, Stanley, a trip to space. We've seen stuff hit space before but nothing has been as touching and aww-inducing as this.

Stephen Colbert Made It to Space—Sort Of Stephen Colbert Made It to Space—Sort Of

Perhaps MakerBot felt bad for Stephen Colbert after Nasa failed to name their new toilet after him. Whatever the reason, he can't complain about a 3D-printed bust of his head being sent off to space.

Russian Amateurs Launch Globe to the Edge of Space Russian Amateurs Launch Globe to the Edge of Space

Everyone loves a great homemade, photo-snapping, high-atmosphere balloon. But what about one carrying a globe with a little Buzz Lightyear figure standing on top? That has to be even cooler, right? Right. Thanks, Russian guys.

File-Sharing Group Mulls a Floating Pirate Ship of Servers in the Sky File-Sharing Group Mulls a Floating Pirate Ship of Servers in the Sky

Pirate Parties International recently had a meeting wherein a particularly bonkers proposal was discussed. The problem: Where can servers that store data frequently seen as unsavory be kept? The solution: Hanging from a giant balloon in the sky?

First Teddie Bear Astronauts Conquer Space First Teddie Bear Astronauts Conquer Space

Yesterday the Japanese announced the first space beer. Now the British are claiming the first teddy bear astronauts, who were photographed in space from a home-made vessel with two digital cameras, a flight computer, GPS, and radio.

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