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Pie in the Sky

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An awesome photo of a pie and the curvature of the Earth

This meat and potato pie did something most of us would wish we could try, it travelled into space.

Thursday the 15th of December was a great day for pie lovers everywhere as at 11:30am from Roby Mill in Wigan a pie was launched into space attached to a weather balloon. The pie was launched to promote The World Pie Eating Championships.

The pie reached stratospheric heights thanks to a company in Sheffield called ‘Sent into Space’ who specialise in putting things into space. “It was in decent shape, apart from the fact the lid came off when it landed and it had broken into two pieces,” said Dan Blaney of Sheffield firm Sentintospace.com

The pie had climbed to a staggering 29,500m (97,000ft). Two and a half hours later it landed 50m from where it was launched. So what else will be launched into space? Who knows, leave me a comment on some ideas of what you would launch into space?

By Nicole,

NK YJA Newsroom

6 Responses to Pie in the Sky

  1. anna December 19, 2016 at 11:39 am

    i am one with the pie. i shall fly one day toooo

  2. Meabh Hogan December 19, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I would launch a chocolate bar into space!!
    Great article Nicole!!!

  3. mia December 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

    great review!!! love da pie!

  4. mia December 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

    great review!!! love da pie! yay

  5. Charlie December 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Wow amazing article Nicole, who would think that a pie would of got sent into space it is mind blowing!

  6. Nicole (writer of article) December 23, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you all so much I think I would launch in a glass cup to see if it would handle the pressure HUMMMMMM maybe my new project ‘DAD COME HERE!!!!’ 😂😂😂