A group of amateur scientists have launched
a pastry into the stratosphere. Why they did it – no one knows. But it has captured some
dazzling and bizarre images of the dessert flying far above the Earth. The fake pastry
treat was stuck to a home-made spacecraft called the ‘Cannolo Transporter’. This was then attached to a large helium-filled
balloon and released into the sky. The aircraft rose to at least 29,000 feet
but after only two hours came crashing back down to earth. After a run in with some sheep and a trek
through muddy farmland the team reclaimed their precious invention.