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There's a Fried-Chicken Sandwich Floating in the Stratosphere

A high-altitude vehicle has launched high into the Earth’s atmosphere, with a passenger from KFC.
Source: Carlo Allegri / Reuters

Why did the chicken cross the troposphere?

To get to the other layer in Earth’s atmosphere.

A fried-chicken sandwich was carried by a giant balloon to the stratosphere on Thursday, where it will float for the next four days, reaching altitudes of 50,000 to 80,000 feet.

The flight is part publicity stunt, part launch test. It’s the product of an unlikely partnership between KFC, the fast-food chicken

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