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Housten we have lift off! BBC Studios announced that it has sent the Hey Duggee Transforming Duggee Rocket Toy beyond the Earth’s atmosphere into space!

Yes, the toy rocket really earned its Space Badge as it travelled into space attached to a stratospheric balloon, powered by Hydrogen gas, which is a sustainable alternative to Helium.

The 2-in-1 Transforming Duggee Rocket Toy, whereby astronaut Duggee can magically transform into a space rocket with loads of fun features and surprises, left Earth from a dedicated launch site in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The Duggee Rocket travelled for an hour and a half, as

cending through the Earth’s atmosphere and reaching space by 19KM.

“As Hey Duggee puts fun and a have a go attitude at the heart of learning, we couldn’t resist this opportunity to send the transforming space rocket toy into orbit and ignite young imaginations on the wonder of space,” said Harriet Newby-Hill, VIP Marketing, Kids & Family, BBC Studios.

To send the Duggee Rocket into orbit sustainably, BBC Studios partnered with Sent Into Space, the world’s leading provider of commercial Near Space launches.

“We’re passionate about education at Sent Into Space and my little ones are big fans of Hey Duggee, so putting Duggee into space and teaching viewers about our planet is a very exciting project for us,” said Dr Chris Rose, Head of Projects & Business Development at Sent Into Space.

If your little ones are mad about Duggee, new Hey Duggee toys on the market set to delight children and their families this Christmas include Hey Duggee Wooden Clubhouse (8th Wonder, RRP £19.99), Hey Duggee Deluxe Scooter (MV Sports, RRP £39.99) and Hey Duggee Sing & Learn Microphone (Trends, RRP £19.99). And we feel most importantly, tickets are for sale for Hey Duggee The Live Theatre Show, which is touring the UK and Ireland from December, and would make a great Christmas gift!

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