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Santa Hitches a Ride on Weather Balloon

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Santa and Rudolph fly high into space in the U.K.... and there's video to prove it!        

A new video featuring a toy Santa and Rudolph the red–nosed reindeer flying into the earth's upper stratosphere has gone viral.

The video, created by project Stratodean in England, shows the holiday toys flying past cities, clouds, and eventually  space.

Stratodean usually sends high altitude weather balloons to the edge of  space and records it.

Each balloon carrying a camera with a parachute and a GPS system attached, so when the balloon pops the camera can float back to earth and be tracked.