Donut launched 97,000 feet into space on display at Kansas City shop

By Daniel Uria  |  May 19, 2017 at 3:51 PM
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May 19 (UPI) -- A Missouri donut shop is giving customers the opportunity to view a pastry that survived a journey to space and back.

Kansas City-based donut shop, Donutology, created a display for its "Space Donut" that reached an altitude of 97,000 feet during a nearly 4-hour journey that saw it travel 253 miles between earth and space.

Donutology owner Andrew Cameron said the December launch in Marceline, Mo., inspired by Walt Disney, who lived there as a boy.

"The whole idea of Disney and the dreams that he had was really inspiring to us," he told the Kansas City Star.

The donut was preserved using a thick layer of protective silicon, which left it inedible but allowed it to survive the trip to space.

Donutology unveiled an interactive display featuring the Space Donut under glass alongside a deflated weather balloon, a map of the flight path and a video depicting the donut's journey.

Visitors will be able to take photos with the Space Donut and purchase T-shirts commemorating the space launch.

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