Food in the stratosphere – level 2

14-07-2023 15:00

A group of scientists launched a pastry into the stratosphere. No one knows why they did it, but an amazing video was filmed.

The fake pastry was stuck to a home-made spacecraft. The spacecraft was then attached to a big balloon and released into the sky. The balloon rose to at least 29,000 feet (8,839 metres), but it started to fall down only in two hours. The amateur scientists then reclaimed their invention.

Difficult words: pastry (sweet food), home-made (made outside of a business), reclaim (get back again), invention (something you’ve made).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What could the purpose of launching a fake pastry into the stratosphere have been?


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