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“When 100,000 feet you reach, look as good you will not.” –Yoda, 2018


Yoda has flown to the stratosphere. On Aug. 30, 2018, he hitched a ride on board an Earth to Sky Calculus helium balloon, traveling more than 101,362 feet above Earth’s surface alongside an array of cosmic ray sensors, which students use to study atmospheric radiation. The balloon was launched from the Sierra Nevada mountains near Bishop CA. After the balloon exploded, as planned, the payload parachuted back to Earth, landing on the east side of the White Mountains near Dyer, Nevada.


The Jedi master survived the trip and is now ready to hang on your Christmas tree.
Yoda comes with a unique gift card showing the ornament floating at the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The interior of the card tells the story of the flight and confirms that Yoda has been to the edge of space and back again.

Yoda Christmas Ornament

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