Tomichi launched pizza in outer space

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In honor of Cosmonautics Day, Tomsk residents held a campaign to launch pizza into space. The organizers want to give it to Starman, the driver of a Tesla car, which has been in heliocentric orbit for two months, said one of the authors of the idea, Evgeny Davydov.

Remember that on February 6, SpaceX, the inventor of Elon Musk, launched a red Tesla Roadster car with a dummy driver in orbit. The machine acted as a payload on the Falcon Heavy rocket, which SpaceX calls the most powerful rocket in the world.

“Two months ago, Elon Musk launched his convertible into orbit with a guy behind the wheel. All this time he’s hungry, cold on his way to Mars. That’s why we decided on Cosmonautics Day to cheer him up and congratulate him on his pizza. Pipes with food are banal and uninteresting, but everyone loves pizza. We sent our package in the camp garden. We filled the balloon structure with helium. The balloon catches the wind, fills with air. Because helium is lighter than air, our design took height above the sea and flew out. in close proximity. Two cameras were connected to the aircraft, which captured this historic moment, ”the organizer explained.

In addition, the chefs prepared a special recipe and cooking method for Starman. Especially for the driver of the red Teslan, the organizers launched an online poll for the choice of “space pizza”. Users preferred pizza with pepperoni. In addition, anyone could leave their wishes to Starman on the box.

A couple of days before they sent pizza into space, the aircraft’s designers and idea writers carried out a test launch, which was successful. This time, a strong wind that came to Tomsk the day before could be an obstacle. The launch of the aircraft was noticed by passers-by who walked in the morning along Camp Garden.

“I did not know about the incident, we just passed by with my girlfriends. The idea is interesting, but if we did a campaign to send food into space, we would send homemade borscht with sour cream,” said Tatyana Ilyina, an eyewitness to the launch.

At exactly 11:10 Tomsk time from the makeshift cosmodrome, equipped on Camp Gardens territory, took off the plane and went into space. Under the glances and delight of passers-by, the pizza rushed straight to the astronaut.

“The launch was successful, we are pleased with the result. The idea came up two weeks ago, the design and the plot itself was prepared for a week. TUSUR students helped us a lot in this and they prepared the plane. We hope Starman liked our “space pizza”, Evgeny Davydov summed up.

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