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WATCH: Cornish pasty launched into space

WATCH: Cornish pasty launched into space

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:29am 22nd September 2017. (Updated at 10:46am 22nd September 2017)

Houston, we have a pasty!

A Cornish pasty has been launched into space and you can scroll down to watch the incredible moment it reached the stratosphere!

Rowe's Cornish Bakers teamed up with local students to send the Oggy up from Hayle Community School.

They were able to follow its journey, which was the first of its kind on a weather balloon, using a special on-board tracker.

It made it more than 35 thousand metres above the earth, before landing at Bodmin Moor.

It was suspended in the stratosphere, where temperatures dip to as low as -62 Celcius, for just over an hour and a half.

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Becci Blackburn, Retail Director at Rowe's, said: "We are over the moon to have successfully pulled this stunt off in celebration of the traditional Cornish pasty and our 68 years of baking heritage.

"We were delighted to involve Hayle Community School in this pasty space stunt.

"Our signature pasty is steeped in Cornish heritage and we take huge pride in our product and recipe. Cornish Pasties are synonymous with Cornwall and we are proud to be part of this".

Becci added: "Experiencing a weather balloon launching a tasty, iconic, Cornish pasty into space is something we hope the students will remember for a long time and it may even inspire them to work in the space industry or boost their interest in science".

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The intrepid pasty, the first ever to be sent to the edge of space on a weather balloon, was launched from Hayle Community School coinciding with a space project the students are undertaking.

The students were able to follow the pasty's space adventure thanks to an onboard tracking device.

Suspended in the stratosphere for approximately 93 minutes and with temperatures dropping as low as -62 Celsius, the pasty returned to earth completely frozen.

Becci Blackburn and Hayle Community School headteacher, Andrew Martin, were the brave volunteers who offered to taste the 'out of this world' pasty which landed on Bodmin Moor.

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They described the taste of the pasty, which was filled with delicious chunks of skirt beef, local potatoes, onion and swede and returned frozen solid, as 'awesome'.

Andrew Martin said: "Sending a pasty to the edge of space with Rowe's was fantastic.

"Our students and teachers work incredibly hard in the classroom, so it's been brilliant to bring their science lessons to life like this".

Watch the incredible footage...

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