3, 2, 1, LIFT OFF!
In 2017 we flew 2 kilos of Aqua Dragons eggs (that’s 13.8 million Aqua Dragons eggs) on an unmanned mission surpassing Earth’s stratosphere into near Space! The whole space flight was filmed with 360º video, watch it below! The eggs were recouped safely and you can buy them exclusively in our Aqua Dragons Space collection.
MISSION ALPHA: SETTING UP AND TAKE OFF
HOW DID THE SPACE FLIGHT WORK?
A large 4m wide meteorological balloon that had special GPS and AV technology and the payload of the Aqua Dragons eggs attached to it was launched from Aragon with Air Traffic Control permission and mission name; in this case, Aqua Dragons Mission Alpha. Weeeee! The balloon contained helium and, over the span of about 2 hours, it floated all the way up to Space, while space engineers track it from ground control.
The balloon was specially designed so that when it reaches space (commonly recognised as 30 Km from the Earth’s surface, which is three times as high up as planes fly), it will burst. The helium in the balloon expanded to cause the balloon to burst. Our flight reached 32.5km high before the balloon burst and you can see the amazing footage from the space cam video!
The payload then entered into a freefall, which as soon as it the atmosphere permitted, activated its parachute to bring it gently back down to Earth, where the recovery team tracking the payload were watching and waiting to pick it up. The launch location and weather had to be carefully considered in order to predict that the payload doesn’t come down in the sea, over a city or in a place where it could cause a danger for air traffic. When recuperated, the eggs went to our facility, they were mixed them with the other ingredients that make up our eggs formula, and then packed into our Space collection so you can have your very own out of this world pets!
THE PERFECT ASTRO-PETS
The best gift for anyone interested in space! The Aqua Dragons' eggs actually went to space and came back so you can hatch them and care for the real aquatic out-of-this-world creatures. Enjoy your own Astropets!Shop now