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Sam The Toy Dog Is Lost After Being Sent Into Space

#FindSam.

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This is Sam the Space Dog. On 5 April he was attached to a helium balloon with a GPS tracker and a GoPro, then launched to the edge of space by children from Morecambe Bay Community Primary School in Lancashire.

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He went up...

...and up...

...and up...15 miles into the atmosphere to be precise...

...and at some point he came down, we assume. Unless he was abducted by aliens. The school has found the GPS tracker and the balloon...

...but not Sam.

Sam who was launched into the stratosphere from #Morecambe is lost in space! #FindSam @englishlakes @cllrbenberry

Chris Rose from SentIntoSpace.com, which creates educational space missions for schools and helped with Sam's launch, told the Lancashire Evening News: "Our GPS tracking equipment and live telemetry systems quickly enabled us to find the payload when it returned to Earth near Burnley, but when we got there Sam was nowhere to be seen."

Rose added that he's "pretty sure Sam landed within a 40-50 mile radius of Burnley", which could put him as far away as York or Sheffield.

Ben Berry from English Lakes Hotels, which also helped send Sam into space, told the Lancashire Evening News: "Space travel is a risky business and Sam's freefall didn't go as planned."

#Daisy says "Can we go & #FindSam,lost in space"🚀🚀🚀🐶

His hotel chain is offering a free stay at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe for anyone who can find Sam.