A YouTuber has despatched a dogecoin excessive up in the direction of the Earth’s stratosphere in a stunt designed to take the cryptocurrency “to house”.
Reid Williamson used a climate balloon to launch the reproduction token in honour of Elon Musk’s fiftieth birthday.
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The precise altitude the climate balloon reached is unknown, although they sometimes attain a top of round 40km (25 miles) earlier than they burst. Outer house begins at round 100km from the Earth’s floor.
“To tug this entire factor off, we needed to collect a couple of provides and perform a little little bit of analysis,” Mr Williamson defined in a video documenting the occasion.
“I ordered a used GPS tracker from eBay, two climate balloons, a parachute, and naturally a bodily dogecoin reproduction from Amazon.”
The dogecoin was launched from a subject outdoors of Austin in Texas and landed roughly 30 miles away. The video was printed to coincide with Mr Musk’s birthday on Monday, 28 June.
“Hopefully this video will assist to push the goodest boy to $1,” Mr Williamson wrote. “Elon, if you happen to want any launch ideas for getting Doge to the moon my DMs are all the time open.”
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO tweeted on 1 April this yr that his firm was “going to place a literal dogecoin on the literal moon”.
Regardless of showing on April Idiot’s Day, the tweet got here only a week after Tesla started accepting bitcoin as a type of cost.
The tech billionaire additionally has a historical past of sending uncommon payloads into house, having beforehand launched his Tesla automotive aboard the maiden check flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket.
SpaceX secured a multi-billion greenback contract with Nasa earlier this yr to return astronauts to the Moon utilizing the next-generation Starship rocket. Take a look at payloads would possible be despatched to the Moon first, with launches anticipated to happen as early as subsequent yr.
Mr Musk has additionally beforehand shared a mocked-up picture of a Shiba Inu canine planting a dogecoin flag into the Moon’s floor. “Actually,” he wrote in February. “On the precise moon.”