"So long, and thanks for all the fish!"
This is a great gift for fans of Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
On Nov. 28, 2020, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched these laser-etched dolphins to the stratosphere. Riding onboard a cosmic ray research balloon, they traveled 34.7 km (113,845 feet) above Earth's surface, posing at the edge of space alongside the full Moon.
After the balloon exploded, as planned, the payload parachuted back to Earth, landing in rugged terrain overlooking the Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park. The dolphins had a wild ride, and the students gathered great new data for their cosmic ray monitoring program.
The crystal sphere comes with a unique gift card showing the dolphins in flight and telling the story of their journey to the edge of space. Also included is a multi-colored LED illuminated stand. This creates a colorful visual effect and allows the orb to be used as a far-out night light.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!