These pendants have touched space–and returned to Earth in time for Mother’s Day. On April 15, 2017, the students of Earth to Sky Calculus flew a payload-full of heart-shaped Venus pendants to the stratosphere onboard a high-altitude helium balloon. After the balloon exploded, as planned, the jewelry parachuted back to Earth, landing in a Joshua Tree forest not far from Death Valley National Park. Each glittering pendant comes with a greeting card showing the jewelry in flight and telling the story of its journey 111,550 feet above the Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California.
These pendants make great Mother’s Day gifts.