Watch meat pie take a trip into space as part of a delicious science experiment

File photo: none of these cakes were sent in the space. This traditional British meat pies are pictured in G. Kelly’s pie and mash shop in east London June 1, 2012. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

A team of pie-loving British people has just a meat and potatoes version of the delicacy in the area.

The performance is thought to be a world first, but that is due to the fact that nobody had the idea to do it before rather than that it is a kind of big breakthrough in the food-based space exploits.

Still a triumph for the British space industry! Meat pie ‘sent into space’ @Sent_into_space #PieInSpace #SpaceDiary

— Curved House Kids (@CurvedHouseKids) 16 December 2016

The record-breaking cake was sent skyward on a weather balloon with an attached camera recording every moment of the exhilarating climb.

crazy stunt to raise awareness of this week is the World Pie Eating Championships in Wigan, and part tongue-in-cheek experiment to see if height affects a cake in the molecular structure in a way that makes it easier to swallow and digest, the cake, the maker, Bill Kenyon, told the BBC the mission was: “the first step for enabling humanity to consume cakes with more elegance and comfort,” adding that “neither the heaven, nor on the cake, should be limited.’

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Kenyon said the cake’s structural integrity would be pushed to the limit during the mission, which would see it freeze on the climb and then cooked as the hit “enormous speeds” on re-entry.

For the bold experiment could go, a team of space enthusiasts SentIntoSpace had to get the permission of the CAA, the british equivalent of the Federal Aviation Administration. The special kit is also equipped with a radar reflector to ensure nearby aircraft could keep the pie’s exact position. Because the last thing you want to fly at 36,000 feet is a meat and potato pie. Or a different plane, of course.

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The balloon, together with its delicious cargo, floated to an altitude of about 100,000 feet (approximately 19 miles), the capture of a number of spectacular video along the way. A short time later back to Earth with a bump in a field full of sheep. The scientists managed to retrieve the cake, before the sheep had a chance to feast on all of it, already missing the scabs suggested some of the woolly creatures have stolen a nibble.

Now the team is the analysis of the collected data, and possibly devouring the delicacy, in order to determine or cakes from the space are easier to eat than those who stay permanently on terra firma. We recommend you to the twitter feed if you’re interested in the results.

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