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kohare
I guess this is "unmanned"?



from the BBC

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"Teddy-nauts" see the curve of the Earth. The toys were launched on a helium balloon by schoolchildren working with the Cambridge University Spaceflight team. The educational project saw the bears reach 30km on a two-hour, nine-minute mission which landed near Ipswich.

ugordan
More images: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...edge-space.html
ElkGroveDan
Yawn. UMSF has been there and done that.

Though this does give the idea that next time Doug you need to include some kind of boom with the UMSF logo on it.
djellison
I 'spoke' to Ed about this earlier - the publicity interest has been enormous, loads of Media etc. It's such a simple yet brilliant idea
PhilCo126
indeed a superb initiative: most children adore Teddy Bears
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2008120401

lyford
At first I thought this thread was going to be about our spacefaring friends, the Tardigrada
centsworth_II
QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Dec 5 2008, 09:55 AM) *
Yawn. UMSF has been there and done that.

Now don't downplay these kids' accomplishment. Launching and safely returning four "Teddy-nauts" is an historic feat. One not yet matched by UMSF. biggrin.gif
sci44
No, Sooty dont hit the launch button. No, dont do that. No, dont.. Sooty!!
Oh dear. Bye bye everybody..
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(Huh. Bear faced cheek of it all..)
Astro0
More coverage down under http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24766729-13762,00.html

Go Bears!
Juramike
QUOTE (Astro0 @ Dec 7 2008, 10:52 PM) *
Go Bears!


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Absolutely!
dvandorn
QUOTE (Juramike @ Dec 7 2008, 10:42 PM) *
Absolutely!

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You betcha!
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-the other Doug
imipak
Now the field has been opened up, how long before the first Lego figures take a giant leap for plastic-kind?
Astro0
Been there, done that... Almost!
Biff and Sandy were Lego astronaut ambassadors for the MER missions.
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While they didn't go, some Lego pieces were on the landing capsules holding down the CDs carried to Mars.

Astro0
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