We're looking forward to continuing to celebrate our 50th year with customers and thanking them for their support.'. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. The space nugget was launched from an undisclosed location near Iceland Food's head office in Deeside, North Wales. The comments below have not been moderated. (CNN)Astronauts, chimpanzees and now a chicken nugget. The humble chicken nugget has been on quite the journey. The chicken nugget in space (Iceland/PA) Supermarket giant Iceland has celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space. ), but the British supermarket chain Iceland marked its golden milestone in a super out-there way: It launched a chicken nugget into space. Extinction Rebellion try to STOP hated west London cycle lane being torn up: Eco-rabble protesters glue... 'Christmas Eve has always been a special occasion for our family': Kate Middleton's mother hints at Prince... 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That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for a chicken nugget Have you ever wondered what a chicken nugget would look like in space? Supermarket giant Iceland has celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space. The nugget spent an hour "floating" in space in low pressure and temperatures that can drop to -65 degrees Celsius, according to Sent Into Space. Trading director Andrew Staniland said: '2020 is a huge year for us as we celebrate our 50th birthday, and we wanted to find ways to mark the occasion, just like anyone celebrating a birthday in lockdown. Prospector uncovers a rare gold nugget... Military carry out dry run for Britain's biggest-ever vaccination programme as the locations of the 50 NHS... Labour, lawyers and luvvies block bid to deport rapists: Murderer and sex criminals were among 23 crooks... Police investigating missing British blogger Esther Dingley in the Pyrenees 'are seeking a man who gave the... Is TODAY the day the Brexit trade deal will be struck? A staple of the frozen food aisles, more than 10 million chicken nuggets, chunks and strips were sold last week alone. Maybe balloons? To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Iceland Foods Ltd., commonly known as Iceland, sent a chicken nugget into the cosmos. The world's first chicken nugget has been launched into space by British supermarket chain Iceland Foods Ltd. (CNN/ Iceland Foods Ltd.) Check out our ‘Out of this World’ chicken products from only £1, with 60 varieties to choose from! Soon the nugget can be seen entering the earth’s stratosphere. Did we really send a chicken nugget into space? British supermarket chain Iceland Foods Ltd. (not to be confused with the country of Iceland) launched a chicken nugget into space on Oct. 13 in order to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Poll finds 56 PER CENT of Scots want to break up the UK with Nicola Sturgeon set to win Holyrood elections... England dines Al Frrresco! Iceland. "What better way to show that our products are out of this world than by sending one of our customer favorites into space?" A frozen-foods company made history this year by launching the first chicken nugget into space. Pictures show what is believed to be the first ever chicken nugget to fly into space, reaching heights of more 110,000 feet (33,528m) above Earth - about 880,000 nuggets high. Chicken nuggets have remained a staple in the frozen aisle throughout Iceland’s 50-year history, with more than 10 million chicken nuggets, chunks and strips sold last week alone. Scientists have launched plenty of people and things into space, but a British supermarket is the first to send up a piece of breaded protein. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Did you see what we did there? To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Iceland Foods Ltd., commonly known as Iceland, sent a chicken nugget into the cosmos. Smiles return to the High Street as stores, gyms and pubs reopen again after second... SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: On Her Majesty's Secret Furlough! Iceland launches chicken nugget into space to mark 50th anniversary The chicken nugget reached dizzy heights of more than 110,000 feet in a meteorological weather balloon filled with hydrogen after taking off from Deeside, North Wales The nugget was launched near the company's headquarters in Wales in a gas-filled weather balloon with an auxiliary satellite tracking system and integrated camera support. Andrew Staniland, Iceland's trading director, "We've all changed the way we shop in recent months and frozen food has never been so popular. Iceland. Didn't we bounce back! A chicken nugget has been sent into space by Deeside retailer Iceland - to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Dark side of the nugget: A team of experts in the field of stratospheric exploration used a meteorological weather balloon filled with hydrogen to safely carry the tasty cargo towards space. The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000 feet above the earth. Supermarket giant Iceland has celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space. The custom-designed launch vehicle included primary avionics, auxiliary satellite tracking and integrated camera support system to capture video footage. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Iceland Foods Ltd., commonly known as Iceland, sent a chicken nugget into the cosmos. Near space is the region between our livable atmosphere and outer space, accoring to Sent Into Space. Iceland has sent one of its most beloved products a whopping 110,000 feet into space as a way to celebrate the supermarket’s 50th birthday. A team of experts in the field of stratospheric exploration used a meteorological weather balloon filled with hydrogen to safely carry the tasty cargo towards space. 'We've all changed the way we shop in recent months and frozen food has never been so popular. The nugget now joins the elite class of various astronauts and assorted animals as the first of their kind to leave the planet. upermarket chain Iceland has launched a chicken nugget into space to celebrate its 50th anniversary of trading. That’s right, Iceland asked us to launch a chicken nugget into space to mark the 50th anniversary of their store opening. Updated 1:02 AM ET, Sat October 17, 2020 Iceland launched a chicken nugget into space to celebrate the supermarket's 50th anniversary. The nugget floated for an hour then shot back down to earth where its parachute opened 12 miles before it hit the ground. Chicken nugget launched into space to celebrate Iceland's 50th anniversary The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000ft (33,528m) above the Earth. A chicken nugget has been sent into space by supermarket giant Iceland to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The company launched the nugget near the company’s headquarters in Wales, thanks to help from Sent Into Space, the "world's leading space marketing company, specializing… Why wouldn't we? A CHICKEN nugget was launched into space to mark a Deeside-based supermarket chain's 50th birthday. Bulldozed by Bashir: It's not just Princess Diana whose life was left in tatters by the reporter. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. We're looking forward to continuing to celebrate our 50th year with customers and thanking them for their support. One of the retailer's most popular items, it battled temperatures of -60C (minus 76F) travelling into the stratosphere from a location close to the company's head office in Deeside, North Wales. The altitude reached is equivalent to the height of 880,000 Iceland chicken nuggets. Iceland Foods, which is the UK’s ninth-biggest grocer with around 950 stores, specializes in frozen food and sells more than 60 varieties of private-label breaded chicken products. The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000ft (33,528m) above the Earth. It begins roughly 12 miles (19 km) above Earth where atmospheric pressure reaches the point where a human requires a pressurized suit to survive. Published: 08:57 GMT, 14 October 2020 | Updated: 09:20 GMT, 14 October 2020. A chicken nugget has been sent into space by supermarket giant Iceland to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Of course we did. LOOK NO FURTHER. The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000ft (33,528m) above the Earth. Making its way through the clear skies, the nugget enters an altitude of 110,000Ft and then makes its way back to earth. Iceland launched a chicken nugget into space to celebrate the supermarket's 50th anniversary. "From a site in rural Wales, the nugget traveled through the Earth's atmosphere to an altitude of 110,000 feet (that's 33.5 km) where it floated in the region known as Near Space," Sent Into Space wrote in a.