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Derek the teddy bear returns to earth after space mission
A HAMPSHIRE teddy bear called Derek has made a successful voyage into space - and returned unscathed.
Derek the Steiff teddy was sent into the great unknown at the end of a Helium balloon, equipped with a camera and GPS tracking.
He went 33kms into the air above the New Forest, dressed in a silver space suit, and fell back down to earth this afternoon near Chichester.
Derek was fitted with trackers and sensing equipment to record information about temperature and pressure, as well as tracking information about his decent.
"He came down exactly where he the prediction said he would come down."