First pie in space captures amazing images of Earth

These are some of the amazing pictures captured by the first pie in space!

Thursday, 15th December 2016, 4:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2016, 10:06 am
Pie in Space

Earlier today (Thursday) the organisers of the annual World Pie Eating Championships, which take place next week, launched a meat and potato pie into space with the help of some boffins from Sheffield and the results when it came back to earth were astounding.

The pie, attached to a huge helium-filled balloon, which was fitted with recording and tracking equipment, left Earth at just after 10.30am and touched down around three hours later.

Mission HQ, where the launch took place, was Fifteens at The Fox at Roby Mill and the pie came down on the edge of the Forest of Bowland in North-East Lancashire.

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Pie in Space

Mission commander, Tony Callaghan, said: “We couldn’t have hoped for a better result. The pictures are stunning. It would have been nice if the pie had bumped into aliens, though, then they could have entered our pie-eating competition next week.”

Read all about the daring mission here

Watch our Facebook live videos of the launch here

Tasty view
Up, up and away
Pie in Space
Tasty view
Up, up and away