AstroSoc propose sending duck to space

A proposal to send a duck named Astroduck to space by the University Astronomy Society is asking for donations.

The society want to send Astroduck to space for valuable footage and usable scientific data, however need your help in raising up to a maximum of £860.

The already raised, bare minimum needed to fund the expedition is a sum of £540. This includes a medium weather balloon to reach outer atmosphere, helium, a parachute, a data blackbox and a GoPro camera for high quality video footage.

However, upgrades and extra flights and helium mean the desired sum is considerably higher.

Adam Shore, project manager told Vision: “This project is the first of its kind in the Astronomy Society’s history, and we’re excited to have as may people involved as possible.”