7th Grader Sent Her Hello Kitty Doll to Space for a Science Fair Project

According to ABC News, Lauren Rojas, a 7th grader from Antioch, California, sent her Hello Kitty doll into the stratosphere for her science fair project that aimed to test the “effects of Altitude on air pressure and temperature.” She sent the plush doll up in a craft that looked like a silver rocket, which was powered by a high-altitude balloon.

The balloon reached an altitude of 93,625 feet (17.73 miles), Rojas said. There, the air was so thin that the balloon burst, sending Hello Kitty from the sky. It landed in a tree 47 miles from the launch sight…

via ABC News, io9