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Little girl sends Hello Kitty doll into space

By Mason White 1:24 PM February 3, 2013
Hello Kitty launched into space 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A little girl sent a Hello Kitty doll up into space for a science project at school, according to video uploaded to the internet.
That’s just one small step for Hello Kitty, and one giant leap for fans of Hello Kitty.

A seventh grade girl sent the Hello Kitty doll into space for a science project.
When Lauren Rojas, a beautiful 13-year-old girl from Antioch, California, decided to launch a weather balloon carrying a rocket through the stratosphere, she knew one thing that would make the project even more exciting, Hello Kitty.

“I liked Hello Kitty since I was 6-years-old,” Lauren told the a New York newspaper. “My love for Hello Kitty has never gone away and I never would have thought it would be so much fun to add the toy inside the rocket.”
So Lauren tied her Hello Kitty doll that her mother bought her on a business trip in Tokyo. She made share to attach video cameras in order to record the entire journey.

“It took a few weeks to put everything together,” she said.
She wanted to test the effects of altitude on air pressure and temperatures for a class project at Cornerstone Christian School.
Lauren, who was 12 at the time, launched the rocket which rose 93,625 feet above the earth.

At its highest point, the balloon is expanded 53 times larger than its original size on takeoff and burst open, causing the Hello Kitty to plummet back to Earth. But it did not reach the ground. The Hello Kitty was trapped 50 feet above the ground in a tree, 47.5 miles from the launch site.

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