Model Cannolo Takes To The Skies In Sicily

Amateur scientists launched the Sicilian Space Program with a homemade spacecraft — a helium balloon and at the tip of the tiny vessel: a clay cannollo.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Sicily has joined the space-age.

Amateur scientists have launched the Sicilian Space Program with a homemade spacecraft, a helium balloon, and at the tip of the tiny vessel: a cannollo put the cherry on top.

Well, given the extreme conditions, the clay cannollo, still, cameras filmed the classic cream filled pastry soaring into the stratosphere, capturing a sweet view of the sunrise. One small step for pastry.

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