back to article PIGS IN SPAAAACE: HAMS send porker to 25,927m

The recent news that a pop vid director had sent a vintage Sony telly up to the stratosphere prompted us to note that just about everything bar the kitchen sink has been dispatched heavenwards under a meteorological balloon. One omission from the list of airborne oddities was a pig, surprising given the headline-friendly …

  1. Graham Dawson Silver badge

    It's just a little airborne, it's still good! It's still good!

    1. werdsmith Silver badge

      Yes, great job Radio Hams, but I came to The Register this morning to read about water on Mars and all I can find is pigs at 26KM.

  2. Your alien overlord - fear me

    Next, Kermit. To advertise Sky's new series.

    1. Peter Simpson 1
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      Piiiigs in Spaaace!

      // we just need to get Satan on skis and wonderful things will happen, right?

  3. Hairless Biker

    Pigs on the wing!

  4. DJV Silver badge

    Followed quickly by...

    ...David Cameron with a jetpack!

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Does the ham turn into bacon ?

    On re-entry maybe ?

    1. nsld

      Re: Does the ham turn into bacon ?

      That's one for Corbyn to ask at PMQ's!

  6. i steal your leccy
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    First Photo..

    Is now my new wallpaper

  7. TitterYeNot

    And now a comment from Dr. Seuss...

    A balloon! A balloon!

    Could you, would you?

    I could not, would not in the air,

    and that's because I just don't care

    for marine eggs and ham on string.

    Just don't be silly! That's not a thing!

    I do not like them with a balloon,

    I WILL not eat them with a spoon!

    I do not like them up in space,

    I do not like them on my face.

    I do not like marine eggs and ham,

    and that's because it does not scan.




    Oh dear, it's Monday again. Quick, hide the caffeine...

    1. Martin Budden Silver badge

      Won't someone think of the environment!

      They really should be using Green Eggs And Ham.

  8. Graham Marsden

    "One omission from the list of airborne oddities was a pig"

    Pink Floyd did try this, but, alas, not under a meteorological balloon...

  9. Tromos

    Scratching around to find it

    I presume they found where it was in the field by tracking its locator bacon.

    1. nsld

      Re: Scratching around to find it

      I am not sure that technology is entirely kosher.....

  10. Cornholio

    Launching from Newark, Lincolnshire

    Newark-on-Trent is in Nottinghamshire, if that's the one you're referring to...

  11. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    You are correct. But it's close enough to pig country to not matter in this case. Oink! Oink!

  12. M0JFP

    Chertsey radio club tracking the balloon and howto

    Have a look at our guide and how we tracked the pig in the balloon

    Have a go let me know if it works for you?

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