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Sat Oct 25 05:33:10 SAST 2014

Sicily puts a cake in space

Reuters | 07 March, 2014 00:32
Attached to a large helium-filled balloon, a home-made spacecraft equipped with two cameras and a GPS tracker, captured stunning images as the cannolo soared above the clouds towards space. File photo
Image by: STAFF / Reuters

Sicilian amateur scientists have launched a model cannolo, a cream-stuffed pastry roll symbolic of the Italian island, into the stratosphere, capturing bizarre images of the dessert flying far above the earth.

The "Sicilian Space Programme", which cost aboutà350 (R5147), had symbolic importance as well as being a scientific feat, the three natives of the island town of Enna behind it said.

"Sicily has always been a place of negative connotations, mafia and unemployment. We wanted to lift up Sicily in our own way," said filmmaker Fabio Leone, 34, who recorded the project with Antonella Barbera, 38.

Attached to a large helium-filled balloon, a home-made spacecraft equipped with two cameras and a GPS tracker, captured stunning images as the cannolo soared above the clouds towards space.

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