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Rob Joyner
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posted 02-06-2013 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A 12 year old girl has sent her Hello Kitty doll for a very interesting ride... Goodbye Kitty.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Hello Kitty.

That’s what a seventh grade student from California had in mind when she came up with her dream science project: sending a Hello Kitty doll her dad brought back from a business trip in Japan into space.

Lauren Rojas, a 12-year-old from Antioch, Calif., got the idea after seeing a television commercial in which a balloon was launched into the sky. She thought she could do the same with her Hello Kitty doll. She would test air pressure and temperature at high altitude for her school’s science fair.

p51
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posted 02-06-2013 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know if the kid got her doll back?

randy
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posted 02-06-2013 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You go girl! She's the kind of person NASA needs.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-06-2013 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by p51:
Anyone know if the kid got her doll back?
From NBC News:
The package fell back to Earth and landed 47 miles (75 kilometers) from the launch site, 50 feet up in the branches of a tree. Which is an apt place for a wayward kitty to end up.

Greggy_D
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posted 02-06-2013 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done! It's hard to believe Hello Kitty saw some sights that most of us will not see with our own eyes in our lifetimes.

p51
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posted 02-06-2013 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The package fell back to Earth and landed 47 miles (75 kilometers) from the launch site, 50 feet up in the branches of a tree. Which is an apt place for a wayward kitty to end up.
Yeah, but that doesn't say if she actually got it back or not...

Greggy_D
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posted 02-06-2013 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, you see Kitty in the tree and the video cameras have recorded the moment. Obviously she retrieved the video cameras since the recordings are posted on YouTube. Thus, I would be led to believe that since she recovered the cameras, she also recovered Ms. Kitty.

Lou Chinal
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posted 02-10-2013 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My cat was talking to other cats in the neighborhood, all is well.

moorouge
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posted 02-10-2013 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it's a good time to remember Felix, the moggie that actually made a trip to the edge of space aboard a French rocket.

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