Students send first burger into space

Burger in space 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) A burger made its journey all the way to space and back, according to video uploaded to the Internet this week.

Five Harvard students took a historic step in the history of fast food recently by sending a burger 30 km into the air and into the Earth's stratosphere.

A camera accompanied the burger on the October 27 helium balloon ride and recorded the pioneer sandwich floating above the trees, through the clouds and above the curve of the Earth in outer space.

The students posted a 3 minute video of the event on YouTube, which they called "Skyfall Operation: First Hamburger in space." The particular video has been viewed more than 150,000 times in less than a week.

Renzo Lucioni, one of the students who worked on the project, said that he wanted to launch something into space for a while. He was no stranger to daunting projects. According to the student, he built a laser during his first year at the university.

The Harvard junior got the idea for this project together with MIT students after they sent a camera into space using a helium balloon in 2009.