Baby Yoda now has his own UFO Heliocopter--and it actually flies. Earth to Sky Calculus launched the toy to the stratosphere onboard a cosmic ray research balloon on Aug. 20, 2021.
At the apex of the flight, Baby Yoda floated 101,251 feet above Earth's surface. After the balloon exploded (as planned), the toy parachuted back to Earth, landing in Sabrinia Basin, a few miles behind Lake Sabrina, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Sierra Nevada.
You can have it for $99.95. The students are selling Baby Yoda UFOs to support their cosmic ray ballooning program. Each one comes with a greeting card showing the toy in flight and telling the story of its journey to the stratosphere--and back again.
Back on Earth, the helicopter really flies. Battery-powered chopper blades lift Baby Yoda off the ground. Infrared sensors on the bottom of the toy allow it to hover above your hand. It takes practice to successfully steer it with hand positioning; a remote control device will stop the helicopter if it flies out of control. Outdoors recommended!