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‘The aliens sent it back’: Turk launches kabab into space

Every food co-owner aspires for the popularity of their food to reach the whole world. A kebab shop owner in Turkey took that aspiration one step further by launching his famous pipe kabab into space.

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, chef Yaşar Aydın and space engineering student Idris Albayrak attached a kabab pipe to a helium balloon and launched it into space. The launch took place in the province of Adana in Turkey, where the famous pipe skewers are made.

They chose Tuesday because it fell on International Human Space Flight Day, which marked the day Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to complete an orbit around Earth on April 12, 1961.

According to Daily Sabaha specially designed box has been made for kebabspace travel. This box held the dish in place and protected it from extreme temperatures. The box was also equipped with a camera and a tracking device. Then the box was attached to a powerful weatherproof helium balloon before being launched into the sky.

Turkish news agency DHA reported that the helium balloon exploded after reaching the height of 38 kilometers, then the kebab fell 121 kilometers from its launch site into the sea.

Interestingly, the kebab box was recovered by Yaşar Aydın and his team. After this strange exercise, the chief jokingly told the Daily Sabah“I think the aliens sent it away because it had too much pepper. I will send a dish with less pepper next time”. the first in something.