What do you mean when you eat something delicious and simply say, “it was an out of the world experience”? Three curious souls set out to find out what that would taste like. What started as a pub conversation, turned into one of the most ridiculous videos ever made. Tom Scott, Barry Lewis and Steve Randall, sent half a baguette, smothered in homemade garlic butter and parmesan, to the edge of space.
While many people have successfully sent and recovered food items from space, this trio seemingly took the cake, as they ended up savouring the food item. They saved the other half for a comparison taste test. In the video, equipped with a GPS tracker, a weather balloon and a bunch of cameras, the space bound garlic bread takes its flight, freezing while reaching the stratosphere at an attitude of 35 km up the sky.
Right before the altitude hits one kilometre before landing, the protective box gets shut, encasing the space carbs in it. The team then track the bread with the GPS tracker and finally taste it after the earthbound bread only to find it—cold. The video titled We Sent Garlic Bread To The Edge Of Space, Then Ate It is uploaded to Tom Scott’s channel and has amassed 11 million views so far.