Earthbound In Space

If you could send anything into space, what would it be? Earth to Sky provides that service using a helium balloon, allowing you to send almost any object to “the edge of space”. The balloon reaches around 100,000 feet, where the air pressure drops to 1% of sea level and temperatures can be as low as -70°C.

YouTuber Krazy Contraptions took part and decided to launch a SNES copy of Earthbound into the heavens. The result is remarkable. At first, you’re not sure whether it’s real (maybe that’s how it feels to be a moon landing denier) and then after a few minutes on top of the world, its direction of travel becomes literal.

Stream the video below.