Give your Christmas tree a worthy sendoff by rocketing it skyward

Christmas has come and gone, and soon people will be looking for ways to dispose of their Christmas trees. Sure you could just dump it with the trash like most people, but why not give it a much more awesome sendoff, like these folks who turned their tree into the XMS Missiletoe and sent it into space?

Okay, so perhaps 120 feet or so doesn't exactly qualify as outer space, but the flight is pretty impressively stable considering trees aren't known for their aerodynamic properties. In the video we get to see several views, including a 'tree cam' that gives us the onboard view. Seeing as the tree returned to earth tip down it's not clear how well the tree cam survived the journey, although there are a few shots at the end of the video which suggest that it made it.

Via Gizmodo

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