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Egg Drop From Space is the Wildest Science Experiment

I think most of us who paid attention in school remember the egg drop competition.

Before we headed off to high school, most of us would be involved in some sort of science competition where we would build the perfect contraption to drop an egg from a high platform and hope that it would survive the fall. Using all sorts of different materials from popsicle sticks to drinking straws and index cards, we would break out our engineering minds and try our best to protect this poor egg.

This time, we check in with YouTube creator, Mark Rober, who decided to take things to the next level. Not only would he do his best to attempt to help an egg survive a drop. This particular drop would be greater than any egg drop ever done before. Instead of falling from a staircase or off of a roof, he would take the action into outer space to see if there was some way to help an egg survive a fall through the atmosphere.

Knowing YouTube, this almost seemed like clickbait at first but the attempt is very much the real deal.

Using engineering, money, and a lot of effort, several ideas would unfold that were all aimed at helping this very breakable egg to survive a fall that doesn’t seem survivable. With the help of a weather balloon and some other custom-engineered materials, we would most certainly watch this egg make its way into space. As it turns out, that was the easy part. Getting it to land in the right place and survive the fall would turn out to be a bit more of a challenge.

Below, we all tune in to see how the ultimate egg drop comes to life. If this isn’t an epic engineering YouTube video, I’m not really sure what is.