Sam the toy dog sent into space by school pupils

Fri Apr 8, 2016 1:21pm EDT
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London - Pupils at Morecambe Bay Community Primary School in Lancashire, England launched cuddly toy dog Sam into space this week as part of a science project -- but are now searching for him after he went missing during his journey.

    Sam was attached to a large balloon and sent off on a mission to take pictures on Tuesday.

    The plan was that when the balloon eventually exploded, a parachute carrying the toy would be deployed, according to a blog on the school's website, which features a video of Sam traveling through the air.

    However Sam was not found at the landing area and a search campaign has been launched.

    "The search for Sam the dog stretches into a third day," the school wrote. "We have widened the search and hope to have him back home safe before the end of term."