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Harvard students send burger into space

By / 11.07.12

Five friends from Harvard decided it would be a cool idea to send a hamburger up into space. Was it worth it? I’ll let you be the judge.

I don’t know why anyone bothers sending something into “space” at this point without an actual purpose. Once Felix McRedballs went to 128,000 feet and then jumped, there’s really nothing you can do on the edge of space that’s cool. A burger? Who gives a shit? Maybe I’d be interested if Baumgartner was still up there, and you guided your balloon right to his capsule so he could have a pre-fall snack. Now that would be impressive. I’ll give them credit though for a much better way to waste time than most alternatives, but they should have just watched the video of a bunch of guys doing the same thing with a Natty Light in space.

5 friends from Harvard University decided to send a delicious hamburger to space. B.good, a local hamburger company in Massachusetts, was generous enough to help us out and sponsor this entire mission (check them out at www.bgood.com). That was their burger! They are awesome.

The launch took place in Sturbridge, MA and reached a max altitude of 30000m. A 600g weather balloon filled with helium was attached to a GoPro Hero, HTC Rezound phone (GPS) and a Hamburger.

We launched it on the 27th of October, 2012 at 12:22 PM, the equipment was recovered via GPS tracking 130 miles somewhere north of Boston.

First Hamburger In Space [UniqueDaily]


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Colin Joliat
About Colin Joliat... Colin Joliat is the 2nd best person to ever come from Flint, Michigan, behind only Andre "Bad Moon" Rison. He covers the food & alcohol industries with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. When not passing off drinking as research, he can typically be found in parks trying to trick people into believing he's funny. Follow him on Facebook.

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