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Dec 11, 2008

Teddy bears...in...space!

According to The Daily Mail Online, the teddeh bears shown below are "the first soft toys to take part in extra-vehicular activity... at such an altitude."

Um, It's ABOUT TIME!

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Check out Bear Armstrong and Nose Aldrin here.

According to the story: "The teddy bears had to endure temperatures of -53C but had special spacesuits made by school children from the nearby Parkside and Coleridge community colleges."

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The Ted-astronauts weren't ALL about fun and games. Scientist Henry Hallam, 21, said: 'We asked the children to build the space suits for the teddy bears and we monitored the temperatures inside and outside the suits. It was great to involve these young people so they can learn about physics in a different and exciting way."

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Hooray for creative science teachers! Hooray for Physics!

Katrina
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 08:51 AM

Teh teddy on the right's nose looks dangerously exposed.

charliewabba
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 08:53 AM

BEARS IN SPACE SPACe SPAce SPace Space space.. (echo :-))

Katiedid
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 08:53 AM

Awe.
Teddy space 'splorerrrs.

sterling
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 08:55 AM

omg this is awesome!
those kids are our future...
this is SO cool.
and qte of course!

ceejoe
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 08:59 AM

OMG Katie that is exactly what I was going to write!

Bears.....in.....Space..ace..ace...ace!

Gotta love the muppets!

Daytime Deb
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:02 AM

OMG Katie that is exactly what I was going to write!

Bears.....in.....Space..ace..ace...ace!

Gotta love the muppets!

Daytime Deb
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:02 AM

So sorry about the duplicate post -- bad case of itchy post/trigger finger, I guess.

Daytime Deb
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:04 AM

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:06 AM

Children in community college? Do they call grade school college in Britain? Very cute, only to be expected from the homeland of Paddington.

Anna in Portland
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:10 AM

Ground Control to Major Nom...

[Le snickère. - Ed.]

Earwig
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:10 AM

(files Earwig's comment for future use)

:-)

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:16 AM

Ted on left, doesn't look too happy. "Tin foil and a lemonade bottle, I was expecting something more high tec."

Hon Glad
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:23 AM

Um, I think it should be "Fuzz" Aldrin... just sayin'

BeckyMonster
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:44 AM

Oh, Hon Glad, I don't know, it looks rather like Ted on Left has not only cold insulation, but a space helmet so he can breathe in the altitude. He's just very serious about his part in the assignment. It's cute that the bottle makes it look contoured for his ears!

Boomer's Babysitter
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:49 AM

Anna, college in the UK refers to something like high school...the kids would have been from 13 or so up.

Sometimes I love my university so much I could burst. Go light blue!

Edward
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 09:52 AM

Best hovertext ever: "Thanks for the tin foil, kids."

T.U.M.t
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Edward-Go light blue? Pleas esplain...kthnksby

Katrina
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Cambridge=light blues
Oxford=dark blues

Edward
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:27 AM

First Ted: “Right then, fancy a spot of honey?”
Second Ted: “I would that, ta.”
(…floating, …sharing honey)
First Ted: “I say, are you seeing what I’m seeing?”
Second Ted: “No, I do not see flying hamsters with wings and flying cats on leashes.”
First Ted: “Good man.”

pyrit
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:32 AM

Major Nom, geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh. That's actually really funny. That's one giant leap for bearkind. "Wow, I can see my house from here." "Crap it's cold!"

Erebella
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:35 AM

Edward: Nawlins=delta blues ;)

Theo
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:35 AM

BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE

PACAT
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Pyrit, I must have had some of that tea too, because I certainly don't see any of that nonsense either. More, please?

Theo
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:38 AM

@Theo: We can beat the Delta Blues in rowing, but we'd lose to them in introspective melancholy.

Edward
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 10:58 AM

...and SPICINESS. [nom nom pant pant zydeco time woooo!]

Theo
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:06 AM

(yeah, I'm out of my mind; it's the tea)

Theo
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM

You're right Theo, it is MF Brew Time. I'll put the kettle on.

pyrit
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:08 AM

But, light blue? How about "GO Ceruleans, GO!" But as Cambridge was founded in the 13th century, I suppose the tradition has already gelled somewhat.

Beckymonster-yes, it should be. Niiice one. Groaan.

Katrina
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:11 AM

"Oh, Bother" said Pooh.

Katrina
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:13 AM

NTOMTOM -- don't forget the Peter Schilling song "Major Nom" either if you want the slightly more obscure route. (Besides, we all know Major Nom's a junkie...)

I would also like to point out, that the bears made it back to earth safely!!!!

Just waiting to see what Colbert does with this....

berthaservant
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:15 AM

It's more of a greenish-blue. But we still own the Nobels. And Oxford blue...well, it's so dark as to cover up the food stains. True fact.

[Well... maybe the dark blue food, anyway. - Ed.]

Edward
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:15 AM

Very cute. But I'm gonna give a major shout out to science geek girls!!! Huzzahh!

Lesley
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Please refrain from posting this stuff,keep the real cuties not stuffed animals and kids stuff. Boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DdlS
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:36 AM

*pffft*
Talk about your pathetic attempts. (Allow me to nuff your nuff.)

Theo
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:39 AM

Klingons on the starboard bow!

Jezebel
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Nice nuff nuff.

Jezebel
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Was it nuffy enough?

Theo
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:47 AM

That's pretty cool. It's not as cool as "Pigs In Space," but it's still pretty cool.

(the original) Mel
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:53 AM

If you're too nuffy do YOU become the nuffer?

Jezebel
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM

That is adorable and heart warming! People who say kid stuff is boring, nertz to you!

Paunchie
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 12:10 PM

Well I was gonna say Beeeeeeeeeeaaaarrrssss in Spaaaccccccccceeeeeeee

but it's been done.
and so has the major tom comment..I guess I need a spot of that tea pyrit is brewing.

Annie
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 12:36 PM

NOt just a nuffer but a stuffy Nuffer.. There can be nothing worse.

Annie
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Is that last pic real? Looks real but how can those things survive in zero gravity much less the movement through the upper atmosphere. Too cute!!

Elisha B.
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 12:43 PM

How about a nuffer stuffer?

Jezebel
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 12:50 PM

I'd rather be a puppy huffer.

Theo
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 12:51 PM

I didn't know NASA stood for Nuffing Airborne Stuffed Animals!

T.U.M.t
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 01:04 PM

The stuffy Nuffer nuffed his stuff
the nuffer stuffers huffed and puffed
The stuffy Nuffer's nuff was not nuffy enough.

[this rhyming stuff is getting tough for someone sitting on his duff... - Ed.]

Annie
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 01:15 PM

The stuffy Nuffer nuffed his stuff

the nuffer stuffers stuffed his nuff

The the stuffy nuffer's nuff wasn't nuffy enuff.

Annie
 |  Dec 11, 2008 at 01:18 PM

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