The most beautiful clouds on Earth are located in the stratosphere: Polar Stratospheric Clouds. Their extraordinary colors inspired this authentic Swarovski pendant--and it has been to the stratosphere!
On Nov. 2, 2019, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched it 109,508 feet high on board a cosmic ray balloon. After the balloon exploded, as planned, the payload parachuted back to Earth, landing near Papoose Flats in California's Inyo National Forest. The pendant had a wild ride, and the students got great data for their atmospheric radiation monitoring program.
Each heart-shaped pendant comes with a card showing it floating through the stratosphere like a real cloud, and telling the story of its journey to the edge of space and back again.