British supermarket sends chicken nugget into space

Published October 19, 2020, 4:31 PM

by Gabriela Baron

Scientists have launched people, animals and things into space, but never this one.

(Screencap from Iceland Foods)

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, a British supermarket, Iceland Foods Ltd., sent a piece of chicken nugget into the cosmos.

In a video released by the chain, the public can watch the nugget’s ascent into space.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for a chicken nugget! Have you ever wondered what a chicken nugget would look like in space? Look no further,” Iceland Foods wrote on Facebook.

Iceland Foods hired space marketing company Sent Into Space to launch the boneless chunk of chicken into space.

The nugget was catapulted into the stratosphere from a location close to Iceland’s head office in rural Wales.

According to Sent Into Space, the nugget reached about 110,000 feet above the earth where it floated in the region known as Near Space.