The Space Donut

We launched a Donut into Space because...why not?

The Launch

Our team decided to launch the Donut in Marceline, MO. This town was the childhood home of Walt Disney. Like Walt, we had big dreams of our own. It was a quiet early morning when our Donut left the earth. What would unfold over the next few hours was nothing short of amazing.

The Journey

Our donut was attached to a weather balloon. We coated our donut in protective silicone to endure the harsh coldness and 100 mph winds of Earth's upper atmosphere.  Upon reaching 97,000 feet, it popped and our donut plummeted to earth's surface at near terminal velocity.

The Landing

Our donut landed 253 miles away from its starting point in a farm field in eastern Illinois. It was in the air for 3 hours and 47 minutes. Our team was able to recover the donut due to a GPS chip backed inside the cargo box. The Space Donut is now on display at Donutology!


Space Donut Press

KANSAS CITY LIVE

Watch: Space Donut

When the folks from Donutology launched their sprinkled donut into space, we went to the science themed donut shop to hear about the solar sweet...

 
 

YAHOO! NEWS

Donut launched 97,000 feet into space on display at Kansas City shop

Kansas City-based donut shop, Donutology, created a display for its "Space Donut" that reached an altitude of 97,000 feet during a nearly 4-hour journey that...

 
 

BAKE MAGAZINE

Kansas City donut shop sends donut into space

Donutology in Kansas City, Missouri uses science in its signature products, so it only makes sense that it would look to take that science far outside the confines of its shop.

 
 

EXTRA CRISPY

This Pastry Shop Launched a Doughnut Into Outer Space

If you thought bakers had run out of creative things to do with doughnuts, you’ve clearly never heard of Donutology, the pastry shop that...

 
 

THE PALM BEACH POST

WATCH: Shop sends doughnut flying into space

One small step for doughnuts, one giant leap for the sprinkled kind...

 
 

HUNGRY FOREVER

This Donut Which Took A Trip To Space Is Now On Display For The World To Feast Their Eyes On

Are you obsessed with space? Then perhaps you should pay a visit to Donutology, a Kansas City based doughnut shop... 

 
 

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL

Donut launched 97,000 feet into space on display at Kansas City shop

A Missouri donut shop is giving customers the opportunity to view a pastry that survived a journey to space and back.

 
 

RUMORS FEED

Kansas City Shop Displays Donut That Was Launched 97,000 Feet Into Space

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...

 
 

Sneakhype

A Donut Shop in Kansas City Launched a Donut Into Outer Space

A donut shop in Kansas City, MO is taking their tasty treats to new heights. Donutology recently...

 
 
 

DAVID RENEKE'S WORLD OF SPACE AND ASTRONOMY

Video – Shop Sends Doughnut Flying Into Space

A science-theme doughnut shop called Donutology in Kansas City, Mo., launched a sprinkled doughnut into space with a helium weather...