This sunflower has touched space. The crystal blossom flew to the stratosphere on Feb. 22nd onboard a Earth to Sky Calculus cosmic ray balloon, floating 112,451 feet above the Sierra Nevada mountains of central California. After the balloon exploded (as planned), the crystal parachuted back to Earth, landing on the verge of Deep Springs Lake near Death Valley National Park. The sunflower had a wild ride, and the students got great data for their cosmic ray monitoring program.


Each flower stands 3.5 inches tall, and is made of high quality K9 crystal glass. Along with the flower, you'll receive a greeting card showing the flower in flight and telling the story of its journey to the edge of space and back again.

The Stratosphere Sunflower