A donut shop located in Missouri is giving customers a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a pastry that survived a journey to space and back.
Donutology, a donut shop based in Kansas Cuty, created a display for its “Space Donut” that managed to reach an altitude of 97,000 feet in an 4-hour journey, travelling 253 miles between earth and space.
Andrew Cameron, the owner of Donutology said that Walt Disney was the major inspiration behind the the December launch in Marceline.
“The whole idea of Disney and the dreams that he had was really inspiring to us,” he told the Kansas City Star.
A thick layer of protective silicon preserved the donut allowing it to survive the trip to space but also leaving it inedible.
Donutology created an interactive display with the Space Donut under glass next to a deflated weather balloon, a map of its flight path, and a video of the donut’s journey.