Video: Hunt is on for missing Action Man doll which fell from space

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An Action Man astronaut doll that was launched into near space went missing after returning to earth.

The original 1966 doll was launched in Leicestershire on Sunday after delays, to celebrate 50 years of Action Man.

It had travelled 19 miles (30km), with its tracker device leading the team to a Northamptonshire field but “Major Tom”, as it has been named, had gone. A reward has been offered by owner Rob Wisdom, of Essex, who wants to recover a camera that filmed the flight. The space flight - which used a modified original space capsule for the doll and a parachute to help it back to earth - was the brainchild of Chris Hillcox, from Sutton Coldfield, in the West Midlands.