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Sam the Dog Who Was Sent To Space Is Missing
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Published: Apr 11, 2016

Sam – a toy dog was sent to space using a helium balloon has gone missing. Students at a primary school in England launched a stuffed toy dog “Sam” using a helium balloon.

The stuffed toy was selected to serve as an “astronaut” when children carried out experiments for a class involving astronomy and physics.

Source: Mercury Press
Source: Mercury Press

The white fluffy toy was attached to a helium balloon along with GPS tracking equipment and cameras on Tuesday before being released, travelling more than 12 miles above the Earth’s surface.

 

When the balloon finally popped, a GPS tracker and GoPro camera plunged back through the atmosphere. However, there was no sign of Sam following his near-space expedition.

Morecambe Bay Community Primary School principal Siobahn Collingwood said that

 

“I had an assembly the next day in which I broke the news.. You could have heard a pin drop, there was silence and shock.”

The children created history with the space launch and are now on a mission to bring back their missing astronaut, they decided to launch a publicity campaign with local newspapers that has now gone global.

Source: Sky News
Source: Sky News

Source: srf.ch
Source: srf.ch

The story of finding Sam is trending on social media with the hashtag #FindSam.