Santa ‘sent into space’ by science-loving duo

Santa above the Earth. Picture: SWNS/HeMedia

Santa above the Earth. Picture: SWNS/HeMedia

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SANTA Claus went on a flight with a difference when a model of Father Christmas was strapped to a helium balloon and sent 100,000 feet into the air.

Mark Ireland and Cassie Phelps attached a camera to a high altitude weather balloon to capture Santa and his faithful sidekick Rudolph soaring high above the earth.

Picture: HeMedia

Picture: HeMedia

The balloon flew for around two hours before bursting and sending Santa back to earth - the model travelled around 70 miles during its flight from the Forest of Dean to its eventual landing site in Yeovil, Somerset.

Pictures: HeMedia

 

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