A chicken nugget has been sent into space by supermarket giant Iceland to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Iceland launches chicken nugget into space to mark 50th anniversary The chicken nugget reached dizzy heights of more than 110,000 feet in a meteorological weather balloon filled with hydrogen after taking off from Deeside, North Wales A frozen-foods company made history this year by launching the first chicken nugget into space. Owner says he's found his spaniel on... Lembit Opik becomes father for the second time despite his and his partner both being struck down by Covid. The nugget was launched near the company's headquarters in Wales in a gas-filled weather balloon with an auxiliary satellite tracking system and integrated camera support. The space nugget was launched from an undisclosed location near Iceland Food's head office in Deeside, North Wales. Making its way through the clear skies, the nugget enters an altitude of 110,000Ft and then makes its way back to earth. Maybe balloons? https://bit.ly/3jVobO3 ‍ That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for a chicken nugget ‍ Have you ever wondered what a chicken nugget would look like in space? It is believed that this is the first ever chicken nugget to be sent into space, reaching heights of over 110,000 feet above Earth, which is around 880,000 Iceland chicken nuggets high. ". The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The chicken nugget in space (Iceland/PA) Supermarket giant Iceland has celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space. We're looking forward to continuing to celebrate our 50th year with customers and thanking them for their support. Scientists have launched plenty of people and things into space, but a British supermarket is the first to send up a piece of breaded protein. British supermarket chain Iceland Foods Ltd. (not to be confused with the country of Iceland) launched a chicken nugget into space on Oct. 13 in order to celebrate its 50th anniversary. "From a site in rural Wales, the nugget traveled through the Earth's atmosphere to an altitude of 110,000 feet (that's 33.5 km) where it floated in the region known as Near Space," Sent Into Space wrote in a. It has been a successful year for Iceland, which has been named the fastest-growing high street supermarket with 20.1% year-on-year growth. LOOK NO FURTHER. I'm A Celebrity: 'It feels like a celebration coming out!' Supermarket giant Iceland has celebrated its 50th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget into space. Iceland Foods, a UK-based frozen food specialist, celebrated the company’s 50 th anniversary by sending a chicken nugget to space. ), but the British supermarket chain Iceland marked its golden milestone in a super out-there way: It launched a chicken nugget into space. The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000ft (33,528m) above the Earth. (Facebook/Iceland Foods) One small trip for a chicken nugget, one giant leap for the only food my kids will eat. Updated 1:02 AM ET, Sat October 17, 2020 Iceland launched a chicken nugget into space to celebrate the supermarket's 50th anniversary. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Chicken nugget launched into space to celebrate Iceland's 50th anniversary The breaded snack took just under two hours to reach 110,000ft (33,528m) above the Earth. Iceland Foods, which is the UK’s ninth-biggest grocer with around 950 stores, specializes in frozen food and sells more than 60 varieties of private-label breaded chicken products.