Leeds student launched teddy bear into space

Andrew Huff with his space teddy
Andrew Huff with his space teddy
Have your say

STUDENT Andrew Huff from Morley was on cloud nine after his carefully planned project to launch a teddy bear into space passed off without a hitch.

The aspiring aeronautical engineer, (main picture) who is studying at The Grammar School, Leeds, devised a scheme to collect weather information at high altitude, using a Raspberry Pi computer and a weather balloon.

The launch took place at Bolton Abbey and the balloon, which reached an altitude of 26.7km, landed near Clitheroe after a flight of more than one-and-a-half-hours.

A British Rail Class 155 diesel multiple unit (DMU) at Leeds station. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

‘Critical’ Government legal decision imminent on Northern Powerhouse transport masterplan