April 7, 2016 3:22 pm
Updated: April 7, 2016 3:42 pm

Elementary school kids send ‘Sam the Dog’ into stratosphere as science experiment

WATCH ABOVE: Students at an elementary school in England sent 'Sam the Dog' into the stratosphere.

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Students at an elementary school in England had an out-of-this-world experience by getting the chance to send a toy into “space” as a science experiment.

With the help of Sent Into Space – an organization that helps students at local schools dabble into the sciences – children at Morecambe Bay Community Primary School sent “Sam the Dog” soaring into the stratosphere.

The students were learning about space travel.

Strapped with a GoPro, helium balloons and  a GPS tracking system, Sam was launched from a hotel and reached a height of 25 km.

Watch the cuddly toy fly above.

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