Just in time for Mother’s Day: Space Roses! On Feb. 21, 2017, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus flew a bouquet of red roses to the edge of space, 35.8 km above Earth’s surface. The intrepid blossoms survived the flight, landed near Panamint Valley on the verge of Death Valley National Park, and were pressed for safekeeping after the payload was recovered.
For $49.95 you can have one of the pressed blooms along with a unique Mother’s Day card showing the space roses floating at the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The interior of the card tells the story of the flight and confirms that this gift has been to the edge of space and back again.