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Tunnock's Teacake launched 121,000ft to edge of space

The treat was carried by a weather balloon set off from Houston, Renfrewshire, on Friday.

Teacake: Survived journey mostly unscathed. Glasgow Science Centre

A Tunnock’s Teacake has been sent to the edge of space from Scotland.

It was carried to a height of 121,000ft on a weather balloon launched from Houston, Renfrewshire.

Glasgow Science Centre said the Teacake survived its trip to the stratosphere mostly unscathed.

It has remained uneaten but edible despite absorbing large amounts of ultraviolet radiation on its journey.

About 33,000 people watched Friday’s launch online.

Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Scientific Centre, said: “We engage people with space science every day and we thought what better way to spark people’s imaginations and interest than for us to launch something into space ourselves.

“We are delighted by how many people joined us at GSC and online.”


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