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Space Centre send mascot 21 miles above the earth

The centre's mascot is called '2.0' Photo: Youtube/NSpaceCentre

A miniature mascot has been sent into orbit by bosses at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

The character, known as '2.0' was attached to a weather balloon and a camera and was sent on a two hour journey.

The mission was launched as part of celebrations to mark 13 years since the centre opened.

'2.0' was found more than 15 miles away from the centre Credit: National Space Centre, Leicester

You can see the highlights of the trip in the video below.