Space has often felt like somewhere that is beyond the reach of the regular person. After all, it’s so far away, how can we possibly get there without NASA launching us all the way? One group of friends attempted to launch their car into orbit to start their own space program. Needless to say, it didn’t go so well.
Preparing the Car
YouTube channel Beyond the Press decided to take their car and see if it would somehow reach space. To do so, they packed their backyard full of explosives in the hopes of propelling the car skyward.
The guys are from Finland, and they got hold of an unusually large amount of dynamite for the job. They figured the more bang they had, the farther into the sky their car would go. The car was gutted and given a makeover to look more like a spaceship.
Carrying Precious Cargo
The guys behind the Beyond the Press YouTube channel wanted to have a purpose to their space mission, so they decided to load the car up with pizza. Perhaps they were thinking of being the first company in the world to launch an interplanetary pizza delivery company. The gang buried their 154 pounds of explosives in the dirt and mounted their car, so its nose pointed toward the sky.
Lighting the Fuse
When it was time to launch the car into space, things didn’t go so well. With hopes of seeing their car travel beyond the clouds, the guys at Beyond the Press waited with anticipation for the explosives to go bang. When they did, the car didn’t travel toward space, but instead, it was smashed into smithereens by the explosives.
By burying the explosives six feet under the dirt, the gang hoped to propel their ship, but car debris was scattered throughout the Finnish landscape. We’re guessing NASA won’t be calling these guys any time soon.