Iceland, a supermarket giant, celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space.
Iceland, a supermarket giant, celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space.A meteorological weather balloon was filled with gas than air to carry the chicken nugget up to the stratosphere. A team of specialists used a custom-designed launch vehicle, including primary avionics, auxiliary satellite tracking, and an integrated camera support system to capture video footage. The chicken nugget traveled through the Earth’s atmosphere to an altitude of 110,000 feet (about 21 miles), where it then floated into Near Space. Having reached peak altitude, it then headed back towards Earth at 200mph (322kph), with its parachute at around 62,000ft (19,000m) to enable a safe landing.
Trading director Andrew Staniland said that 2020 is a massive year for them to celebrate their 50th birthday. They needed to find ways to mark the moment. So, Iceland partnered with Sent Into Space, a team of experts in the field of stratospheric exploration, to send the nugget into space.