Two teddy bears MAT and KMS were sent to space in a weather balloon made by Cambridge University’s Space Flight science club. The toys that were bought from Mothercare, especially for this mission, successfully survived the drastic cold temperatures ( 31F or -35C). The kids from the Parkside and Coleridge community colleges (UK) helped the scientists by designing suits to avoid the teddy bears from freezing.
Pictures of two Teddy bears dressed in customized space suits enjoying in space ! What can be cuter than this ?
The experiment was completed in a weather balloon, 100,000 ft in the stratosphere. 21 year old Henry Hallam, an aerodynamics student at Pembroke College at Cambridge explains, “The project was all about applying science into the real world. I think it’s taught them a lot about running a real experiment. It was great to involve these young people in the Space Flight club, so they can learn about physics in a different and exciting way.”
Once the mission was successfully completed, MAT and KMS were parachuted back to earth and made a soft landing just 50 miles from their launch pad !
This is officially the world’s first ever teddy space flight ! Lucky bears !