“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!” – Captain James T.Kirk
Although the quote above is from a fiction series but the essence of it is true and humanity has always been interested in what’s out there in space. From the space race between the USA and Russia to the recent Space X launch, Earth’s finest and brightest are constantly improving to find the most optimal ways to explore space.
A group of high school science enthusiasts known as Earth To Sky Calculus has been launching balloons into the stratosphere in hope of deepening their knowledge of the upper atmosphere and recently, they launched two eggs to test the integrity and strength of eggshells when they fall from space.
In the experiment, the two eggs managed to reach an altitude of 34 kilometres and after the balloon popped, the eggs landed intact in the mountains of Sierra Nevada. They even survived a second launch. The page wrote,
“At the moment of landing, they popped out of their holder and flew another 10 feet from the payload. Despite tumbling across hard granite, they *still* did not crack. So, yes, definitely, eggshells make good spacesuits.”
Read the full post here:
EGGS IN SPACE: Do eggshells make good spacesuits? Young scientist Makena Nix wanted to find out, so as part of our…
So we do know that eggs can withstand the fall from space. Now, all we need to do is adapt that knowledge to producing a lighter and stronger spacesuit for our future explorers. But most importantly for now, ever thought about what you would want to send to the upper atmosphere? Share with us in the comments section below!
“Still don’t understand BM?” Netizens Bash SPRM Launching Portal in Mandarin
The Malaysian Anti Corruption Committee suddenly announced today that they will be launching an official portal in the Mandarin language....
If Convicted, Child Rapists Will Be Surgically Castrated In This Nigerian State
Rape is already bad enough, but child rapists are beyond worse. To deter child rapists from ever committing the crime...
Watch: Driver Pulled Over By PDRM in Selangor Tries To Escape But Knocks Down Motorcyclist
Getting pulled over by the police is always scary as you don’t want to get into trouble with the law....
MOH Reminds Malaysians To Be Careful After Five Dengue Deaths Reported In One Week
The uproar and panic over the Covid-19 pandemic are far from over but that doesn’t mean we should forget about...
Be Careful Where You Choose To Go Cycling, RM1,000 Fine Awaits Those Who Cycle On Highway
As of recently, many Malaysians have picked up cycling as a way to to keep fit and possibly reduce carbon...
News8 hours ago
OKU Man Passes By Accident Scene in Kedah Only To Realise Victim Was His Wife Killed By Lorry
People5 hours ago
M’sian Woman Celebrates Her Freedom From Ex-Husband By Having A Divorce Tea Party
Opinion24 hours ago
We Asked Malaysian Youths Their Honest Opinion On Syed Saddiq’s New Party MUDA
Lifestyle22 hours ago
Vietnamese Student Builds Himself a Fully-Functional Batmobile After Watching ‘The Dark Knight’