California seventh grader launches Hello Kitty into space. Suck on that, North Korea
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.
Lauren and her father mounted small video cameras on their rocket-shaped gondola to record Hello Kitty’s journey. The balloon reached an altitude of 93,625 feet (17.73 miles), Rojas said. There, the air was so thin that the balloon burst, sending Hello Kitty from the sky. It landed in a tree 47 miles from the launch sight, according to Rojas.
From Go Nintendo:
“Sega/Sanrio team up for Hello Kitty Sonic Plush
- available in late July
- found at the Sega amusement facilities throughout Japan
- meant to commemorate the July 14 reopening of Sega’s Tokyo Joyopolis facility”
Officially THE worst tattoo of anything related to my work.
-rises slowly and begins to clap-
What. What. Jhonen. What.