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Toy maker Mattel blasts Superman figurine into space just because they can

We can put rovers on Mars and probes on comets. So what was subsequent? Capturing Superman again into space, after all.

Impressed by Felix Baumgartner‘s 2012 leap, RS Components‘ artful engineers at DesignSpark took on this feat. “When one in all our businesses referred to as up asking us if we might assist Mattel put one in all their toys into space in September, on the finish of their pitch my response was, ‘You had me at Mattel,’” wrote Pete Wooden, one of many undertaking’s coordinators, on DesignSpark’s weblog.

As a part of Mattel’s Excessive Toys Journey marketing campaign (significantly, what an important thought to take toys world wide and movie them battling the weather), the problem was to construct, launch and execute a profitable ascent and re-entry to Earth. The DesignSpark crew got here up with the plan, which you can learn extra about on their blog.

After reaching a peak of 29,000 meters, and outdoors temps reaching destructive 40 levels Celsius, Superman loved free falling at 200 kilometers per hour earlier than cruising again to Earth like a boss in his little parachute.

The “Man of Metal” landed in Wales.

 

Now, this begs the query: What must be subsequent factor we blast into space?

Video of the soar beneath:

 

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