Isn’t it time for some space exploration?
It’s Hey Duggee Space week and we’re thrilled to reveal some very exciting news. The Hey Duggee Space Rocket Toy has been on its very own maiden voyage to ACTUAL space. Sustainably and sensibly of course.
The toy earned its Space Badge as it travelled into space attached to a special stratospheric balloon, powered by Hydrogen gas (a sustainable alternative to Helium).
Take a look at this Awoofsome footage and commentary of the launch presented by Astrophysicist and Comedian Dr Josie Peters.
The Duggee Rocket went into orbit with the help of some very clever scientists at Sent Into Space, the world’s leading sustainable provider of commercial Near Space launches.
fun facts about the Duggee space rocket’s voyage
- The balloon expanded as it floated higher. At ground level, it was bigger than a person and by the time it reached peak altitude, it was as tall as Buckingham Palace. Wow!
- The Transforming Duggee Rocket Toy travelled to around 110,000 feet above the Earth, above 99.5% of the Earth’s atmosphere (measured by mass).
- Ambient temperature at peak altitude is around − 65°C (− 85°F). Brrrr, that’s very cold!
- When the balloon burst, the craft fell at around 200mph for the first five minutes, before the attached parachute began to slow the descent. By the time it landed, it was only moving at 5mph.
- Duggee’s space flight took around 2.5 hours, 1.5 going up and 1h to come back down.