Video: Samosa makes space launch attempt; crash-lands in France

Dubai - Restaurant owner used helium balloons for his space journey attempt.



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Published: Wed 13 Jan 2021, 1:27 PM

Last updated: Wed 13 Jan 2021, 2:10 PM

As bizarre and unbelievable as it may sound, a samosa has now attempted to make its space travel debut. An Indian restaurant owner in Bath, England, tried launching a samosa into space but it crash-landed in France.

According to a report in india.com, three attempts to send the Indian snack to space was made by the eatery known as Chai Walla, considered to be among the top Asian cuisine restaurants in the region.

Niraj Gadher, owner of Chai Walla, used helium balloons to launch the samosa into space. The balloons slipped out of his hand the first time, while in the second try there wasn’t enough helium in the balloons to carry out the mission.

“I said as a joke once that I would send a samosa into space, and then I thought during this bleak times we could all use a reason to laugh,” Gadher was stated telling newsite UPI.

A video of Gadher’s space odyssey, which he shared on YouTube, show him launching the samosa into space thrice, but it was only in his third attempt that the samosa took off. It was attached to two helium balloons and was equipped with a GoPro camera and a GPS tracker, and it was only through the tracker that Gadher discovered that his space samosa had crashed, somewhere in France.

“The feedback is that it’s bought a lot of laughter from people and that’s what we wanted really, to spread joy,” said Gadher after his third attempt.

Gadher and his friends had also launched a treasure hunt to find the crash-landed samosa which was later found in a forest in Cais, France, by an Instagrammer named Alex Mathon.

Gadher said that he had a list of failures, including the space samosa, but he was never afraid to try out anything.


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