A plate of fried chicken nuggets with tomato ketchup.
Gulf Today Report
All kinds of things have been sent to space. Tesla founder Elon Musk has dispatched a model of his famous Tesla Roadster vehicle to space.
Bits of bone from a dinosaur, the lightsabre of Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker, the Star Wars hero, even interstellar calling cards have also joined the journey. Now a chicken nugget has made it to the coveted list.
According to a report on the website of a popular Canadian newspaper, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, UK-based supermarket company Iceland Foods sent a single chicken nugget 33,528 metres above the earth. The breaded, deep-fried chicken snack was launched in temperatures of -60˚C from a location near the company’s head office in Deeside, North Wales, according to the report.
It took about two hours for the nugget to reach more than 33,000 metres above the Earth. After reaching its height, the piece of chicken then plummeted back down to Earth at 322 km/h before a parachute opened to ensure a safe return.
The report added the altitude reached equalled the height of 880,000 chicken nuggets!
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori and those of his ilk could find this nugget (pun intended) amusing.
In less than 90 hours, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori takes off for the International Space Station, much to the cheer of a new spacefaring nation, UAE.
MBRSC has given the online community a chance to direct questions to Hazzaa AlMansoori through the hashtag #AskHazzaa. He will then answer selected questions during the live sessions.
The brand-new documentary, which is the first of a 4-part film series, premieres on 19th September ahead of the historic International Space Station (ISS) Mission take-off, with Hazzaa AlMansoori as the first Emirati and only Arab aboard. Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi will also be present at the launch, acting as reserve astronaut for the entire Mission.
The Soyuz FG, carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, in which Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, will launch to the International Space Station, is emblazoned with the logo of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE flag along with the flags of Russia and America in preparation for the historic mission.
The families of the newborn were excited that their baby shared their special day with the country of their birth.
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