Tell Mom how much you love her with an Eternal Love pendant from the Edge of Space.
On March 22, 2019, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched an array of cosmic ray sensors to the stratosphere onboard a giant helium balloon. This sterling silver "Mother's Love" pendant went along for the ride, ascending 119,423 feet above the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains of central California.
During the 2.5 hour flight, the pendant experienced temperatures as low as -59 C and air pressures 0.1% of sea level. According to radiation sensors, cosmic ray levels were 100 times Earth-normal as the pendant reached the top of our planet’s atmosphere and touched the edge of space. After the balloon exploded (as planned), the payload parachuted back to Earth, landing on near Teakettle Junction in Death Valley National Park.
Inside the sterling silver heart, the mother holding her child are gold plated. The entire pendant measures 2.2 cm (almost 1 inch) from top to bottom.
Each piece of space jewelry comes with a greeting card showing the pendant in flight and telling the story of its journey to the stratosphere and back again.