Irish Relish Travels to Space
So we know this is an ad, but, have you even seen a jar of relish travel to space?! Well a team from Ballymaloe relish gave it shot attaching a camera to track its progress. Take a look at the video to see the view a jar of relish would have from space.
The launch took place just outside Mallow in Co. Cork with the jar achieving a maximum altitude of 96,500 feet.
Many weeks of careful planning came together and made the Ballymaloe space project not only a reality but a great success. The launch took place on Saturday the 24th of March 2012 just outside of Mallow. We tracked the progress to an altitude of 5400 feet where we then lost contact. 2 hours later we received our first location 2 miles off the coast of Youghal. This seemed to be the end of the project as a water landing was our worst fear, Luck sided with us and lower atmospheric winds carried the unit inland where it touched down in a stubble field.
We achieved a maximum altitude of 96,500 feet at which point the jar and its contents were completely frozen as can be seen throughout the video. The low temperatures caused the camera equipment to fail upon its decent but luckily the GPS unit kept running and allowed continued tracking.