Fresh off the news that Iran sent a monkey into space, a 13 year old California girl decided to one up them by blasting her Hell Kitty doll to the stars.
The seventh-grade girl sent a Hello Kitty doll into near space for a science project, upstaging baking soda volcanoes worldwide.
When Lauren Rojas decided to propel a weather balloon carrying a rocket through the stratosphere, she knew of one thing that would make the project even more exciting: Hello Kitty.
“I liked her ever since I was 6 years old,” Lauren told the Daily News. “My love for Hello Kitty has never gone away and I thought it would be really fun to add a toy inside the rocket.”
So Lauren strapped in her Hello Kitty doll that her father got her on a business trip in Tokyo. She collected the flight gear from High Altitude Science and attached GoPro Hero2 video cameras to record the journey.
I guess you could say that’s one small step for man and one giant leap for Hello Kitty.
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