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
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