THE payload of a spacebound vehicle launched by a Grantham-based organisation has been discovered on the Continent.
It was launched at the 10th annual World Egg Throwing Championships at Swaton, in June
The idea for the flight came from South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society (SKARS) chairman Andrew Garratt who suggested putting an egg into space inside a high-altitude balloon.
The mission – MADHEN Eggsplorer-1 – had hoped to reach a height of 40km (24 miles) and to set a record for transporting raw food at the greatest altitude.
Mr Garratt said onboard cameras and technical equipment were used to monitor the egg and identify issues with raw food transportation at extreme temperatures.
He said if successful the team would look at the possibility of supplying the International Space Station (ISS) with eggs.
After the flight, the balloon craft was expected to return to earth under a parachute, landing somewhere in the sea between Skegness and Hull.
And the payload of the MADHEN Eggsplorer-1 has finally turned up – hundreds of miles from its expected destination.
On Sunday, it was discovered washed up on a beach in the Netherlands.
Amazingly the egg was still intact inside the capsule.
South Kesteven Amateur Radio Society is looking to recruit new members, anyone interested in radio communication be it Shortwave Listening, CB, PMR or indeed licensed amateur radio is welcome.
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