The Welsh Space Agency is to launch a sheep into space within the year.
The agency hopes to put Brenda the sheep into orbit and bring her back to earth safely.
Brian Bigwiggins of the WSA told WalesOnCraic:
“It’s always been a dream of ours to put a live entity into orbit. We were hoping to do it with Piers Morgan but we don’t yet have the technology to do that. Instead, we’re going to get a scruffy sheep, stick it on top of a rocket and fire the thing into space. We’re hoping to catch the wind right so that we get it on the right trajectory and with a bit of luck, we’ll have our sheep in orbit for one day. We’ll then tell the sheep to press a big red button via our walkie-talkie. Once she presses the red button, it’ll cut out the engines and she’ll fall back to earth. We’ve got a bit net to catch her.”
Brenda said she was very excited about going to space:
“All I’ve ever done in my life is stand around eating grass so this will be a welcome distraction from the routine. I look forward to it.”