On Saturday Oct 8, 2011, SexToy.com’s vibrating bullet floated into the heavens beneath a helium-filled, solar-powered ballon, reaching an estimated maximum altitude of 120,000 feet—approximately four times the cruising altitude of a jumbo jet. Powered by AA batteries, the vibrating bullet remained fully operational and vibrating for the entire 9-hour space voyage despite being exposed to temperatures of -75F. If this were not enough of a test of the toy's indestructibility, the parachute failed to open on the descent. The toy slammed down in what looks like a corn field at upwards of 60 miles per hour, and it was still vibrating.
“This is really just a stepping stone to do more interesting experiments with sex toys," Dave, the CEO of Sextoy.com said in a press release. "The success of this launch has our team planning the next space endeavor — we may be launching a sex doll into space to serve as an extraterrestrial representative [carrying] the slogan, ‘We Come in Peace’.”
The adventurous vibrator will be auctioned off on ebay.com with proceeds benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness.