Gay pride flag launched into space 'to spread peace'

Gay pride flag launched into space 'to spread peace'
 

The rainbow flag that symbolises gay pride has been sent into space for the first time via a high-altitude balloon.
Planting Peace, a US-based non-profit group that seeks to "spread peace in a hurting world", launched the flag near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 17 August.
The balloon captured video with a GoPro camera as it floated 21.1 miles (34.1km) above earth for three hours.
Organisers said they wanted to declare space gay friendly, "in a peaceful, beautiful way".
The balloon and its flag returned to earth, but the episode was captured in striking footage that shows the... read more

 
29 September 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: BBC
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