This jewelry has literally touched space. On May 6th, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus launched a payload-full of Northern Lights pendants from the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains of central California on a three hour trip to the top of Earth’s atmosphere. Carried aloft by a high-altitude helium balloon, they rose to an altitude of 111,880 feet, experiencing temperatures as low as -62 C and air pressures less than 0.1% of sea level. After the balloon exploded, as planned, the glittering necklaces parachuted back to Earth, landing in a rugged area north of Boundary Peak near the California-Nevada border.
You can have one for $79.95. Each piece of space jewelry comes with a greeting card showing the pendant in flight and telling the story of its journey to the stratosphere and back again.
These pendants make great Birthday and Mother’s Day gifts.