Teddy bears in space:
Two teddy bears have been sent on a space mission, propelled 100,000ft into the stratosphere on a weather balloon.
The toys, named MAT and KMS, were decked out in custom-made space suits and launched more than 18 miles above the Earth in the four-hour expedition.
A laptop attached to a webcam captured these stunning images of the bears looking down on Earth from nearly 100,000ft.
Pupils from nearby Parkside and Coleridge community colleges assisted scientists by creating space suits to stop the teddies from freezing solid
Thia Unsworth, 12, from Parkside College, helped to design the spacesuit for MAT.
She said: “It was unbelievable to see the balloon take off and it’s incredible to see the pictures of the teddy bears in space.
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