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Garlic Bread in Space

This is not going to be a normal video.

We're sending garlic bread

garlic - чеснок

to the edge of space!

edge - край, кромка, ребро, грань

Loads of people have launched loads of objects on balloons,

to launche - запускать (что то в небо или какой нибудь продукт в продажу или компьютерную программу)
balloon - воздушный шар

usually as publicity stunts.

publicity - гласность, реклама, публичность
stunt - трюк

But despite a lot of breathless press releases

despite - несмотря на
breathless - задыхающийся, бездыханный

those objects haven't been launched into space.

object - объект, предмет, цель

Most standards organisations agree that space

to agree - соглашаться

officially starts at the completely arbitrary Kármán Line,

arbitrary - произвольный

100 kilometres up.

And balloons like that one

only get about a third of the way there.

And we're definitely not sending anything into orbit.

definitely - определенно, точно, несомненно
orbit - орбита

Orbit requires tens of thousands of miles-an-hour of speed.

to require - требовать

That's what all the rockets are for.

rocket - ракета

We're using a weather balloon.

weather - погодный

It's a large one, actually, today.

large - большой крупный

We're going as high as we can with this payload.

payload - полезная нагрузка

It's very cold on the way up.

It gets warmer as you approach

to approach - подходить, приближаться

that sort of altitude.

altitude - высота; высота над уровнем моря

So it's coldest just above the jet stream

jet stream - быстрые потоки воздуха высоко над землей

and then getting slightly warmer again.

slightly - немного, слегка, чуть

It gets back down to about zero

about where the balloon will pop.

to pop - хлопать, хлопнуть

The idea that all those publicity stunts

actually made it to space

is helped by the fact that the fish-eye lens

on some of the cameras that they use

means that the curve of the earth

curve - изгиб, кривая

looks a lot more dramatic than it really is at that height.

Now we're using cameras that correct for that,

to correct - исправлять, корректировать

so what you'll see on screen

screen - экран

is more or less what you'd see up there.

So we're not saying "space",

we're saying "the edge of space".

Which is basically just a marketing term,

basically - по сути, по существу
marketing term - маркетинговый термин

but the atmosphere's so thin up there,

thin - тонкий, худой (здесь - разреженный)

about 1% of the pressure at ground level,

pressure - давление, напряжение

that it's close enough.

close - близкий

Why garlic bread?

Because it's delicious,

delicious - очень вкусное

and because someone already sent pizza up

in a balloon a few years ago.

This garlic bread is delicious.

It's homemade.

Well, apart from the baguette.

apart from - помимо, кроме

I did some homemade garlic butter on there

butter - сливочное масло

with some real nice Parmesan on it.

Although I did make it at 5 o'clock this morning!

although - хотя, хоть

So it's going to be in near-vacuum.

vacuum - вакуум

It's going to be possibly frozen. I mean...

We're gonna send half up in the sky with the balloon

and then leave half on earth for a real comparison taste test.

comparison - сравнение

As it goes up, the atmosphere is getting thinner and thinner

atmosphere - атмосфера, обстановка

and there's less and less air pushing in.

The balloon itself will get bigger and bigger.

So eventually the balloon will pop

eventually - в итоге; в конце концов

and the equipment will parachute down

equipment - оборудование

to the ground and we'll go and recover it.

to recover - забрать обратно; обрести вновь

We normally predict the landing spot to within about five miles

to predict - предсказывать, прогнозировать
spot - место; пятно (например от еды на одежде)

when we launch the balloon.

We're tracking the balloon using some radio trackers.

to track - следить, прослеживать, отслеживать

They send a signal with a GPS position to the ground

and that's put on a map and we chase

to chase - преследовать, гнаться

the balloon's predicted landing spot.

I've done lots of high-altitude ballooning.

I've been doing it now for about 10 years.

Never lost one.

Sent one to its doom a couple of times.

doom - гибель

All sorts of food items have been launched into the stratosphere.

The BBC sent wedding cake up as part of a children's show

but the punchline at the end was that no one actually ate it.

punchline - в конце шутки текст который вызывает смех у слушателей

I've yet to find any balloon-launched food

that was actually eaten after landing.

And the main reason for that is

reason - причина

you have no idea where it's going to land,

what it's going land in,

or what animals will have got to it first.

The box I've designed has a GPS

and a little servo,

and a piece of string and some springs.

spring - пружина

As it comes down

it closes the servo 1000 metres above the ground.

So now we have to get in our cars

and go chasing the payload.

It's just coming in to land somewhere

about half a mile ahead so,

Barry, keep your eyes on the sky.

I've got to keep my eyes on the road.

(Do) You reckon we're okay to park here?

to reckon - считать, рассчитывать

Let's go.

It's just on the end of that row there.

Let's do it.

Oh dear!

I think this is the way.

Well, at least we've got two cameras, I suppose.

Yay, I think they're still running.

Oh, there we go.

Lift it up, oh.

Oh, yes! Yeah.

Alright, so this is… this is your original?

Yeah, yeah.

That's really good.

Not bad, right?

Space bread...

Is it cold?

It's not that much... oh!

No, that tore completely differently.

So that… that one ripped;

that one went [tearing sound].

This one went click.

It's definitely got an icy middle.

Oh wow.

I don't know. I mean...

That has been frozen.

That's been frozen in the stratosphere.

You can sorta see the colour of the middle of them.

It's whiter, isn't it?

This went to the stratosphere and I'm eating it!

Sort of.

Thank you very much to Steve Randall from Random Aerospace

and to Barry Lewis from My Virgin Kitchen.

I don't actually know what I did on this.

I'm basically DJ Khaled at this point.

Yeah! Yeah.

DJ Garl-ed? No, it didn't work.

I was gonna say garlic bread. We're done, we're good. Yes. Sorry. Thank you, folks!