Environment

Teddies walk in space

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 December, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 December, 2008, 12:00am

Children in Britain sent four teddy bears into space on Monday. The bears were launched from Churchill College in Cambridge.

Youngsters from nearby schools helped the scientists by making space suits for the bears.

The suits had to be specially made to withstand the very cold temperature.

Scientists said if the children had not helped them, the bears would have been frozen solid because the temperature was -35 degrees Celsius.

The teddy-nauts were strapped to a weather balloon and then they floated back to Earth on parachutes. They were fitted with special cameras to take pictures as they floated above Earth.