We have sent all sort of things into space, from Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber to Lego mini-figures of Galileo and the Roman deities Jupiter and Juno, or even a pizza.
Now it’s the turn of a meat and potato pie, to go into stratosphere and comes back, the tasty pastry was launched into the stratosphere from Wigan, north-west England.
Just another pie in the sky story on Twitter: a meat & potato pie was sent into space from Wigan yesterday for 'scientific research'… pic.twitter.com/OjfdS9hnfk
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) December 16, 2016
Space enthusiasts group SentIntoSpace attached a camera and tracking equipment to monitor the pie’s journey into space, up to 100,000ft (30km).
The aim was to check if the journey changed the molecular structure of the pie making it quicker to eat.
They were aiming that the pie would freeze as it soared from the earth’s crust and would be cooked as it speeded up on re-entry.
“This is the first step to enable mankind to consume pies with more elegance and comfort. Neither the sky, nor the pie, should be the limit,” said Bill Kenyon of Ultimate Purveyors from St Helens, who made the pie.
— David Large (@xsaintdjl) December 15, 2016