ASAN (not to be confused with NASA) printed a tweet addressed to Donald Trump, attached it to a weather balloon, and sent it careening into the sky! The message, "LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A B****," was inspired by a classic quote from Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon:
From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, 'Look at that, you son of a bitch.'
Not to get caught up on technicalities, but the weather balloon actually only made it near space. The protest rose to 90,000 feet, which would place it in the stratosphere, the second level of Earth's atmosphere (33,000 feet to 160,000 feet above sea level). "Real" outer space doesn't begin until around 330,000 feet, but that doesn't make it any less awesome.
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