These two teddy bears, MAT and KMS were flown to space and became the first ever soft toys to space-walk in the stratosphere of the earth as part of a weather monitoring experiment.

They had risen up in a helium balloon up to a height of 100,000 feet before the balloon eventually burst and a parachute deployed to bring them back safely where they landed about 50 miles away from launch site.

teddy astronaut 1

teddy astronaut 2