Gay pride flag launched into space ‘to spread peace’

The rainbow flag that symbolises gay pride has been sent into space for the first time via a high-altitude balloon.

Planting Peace, a US-based non-profit group that seeks to “spread peace in a hurting world”, launched the flag near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 17 August.

The balloon captured video with a GoPro camera as it floated 21.1 miles (34.1km) above earth for three hours.

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Korgon could not be reached for comment though that’s a pretty scarf he’s wearing…

  • mauser 98
  • ntt1

    What magnificent virtue signalling …..surely the high altitude record for empty gestures.
    Those involved will never have to manage a recycling box again

  • Hard Little Machine
  • G

    Once again the fruit lobby and their sycophants in the press show their stupidity and disregard for facts.

    “Space” by international agreement begins at the Karman Line (100 km or 62 mi). They weren’t even close.

    But why let truth get in the way of good propaganda?

  • mobuyus

    Shoot the fuckin piece of shit down.

  • Alain

    Calling it “pride” is dishonest to say the least. If one truly feels proud (pride) about oneself, then one is indifferent to what others think and certainly has no need to force it down everyone else’s throat. In essence they use the force of the state to hopefully end their own insecurities.

  • Maggat

    La Dee Dah!

  • terrence22

    What will the mooslimes think about this???

  • G

    “Spread peace in a hurting world”

    Holy crap! Could you be any more effete? Your mission statement is so sickeningly sweet it could rot a molar at a 1000 yards.

  • Exile1981

    so they tied a flag to a weather balloon and then attached a gopro to it?

    Yeh look at us, we did something hundreds of youtubers have done but we attached a flag representing the sin of Pride to out… so that makes us super duper special.

  • New Centurion

    Well that’s just great! Once the Gorn learn we’ve intruded on their space it’ll be
    Cestus III all over again. The Metrons will save us. Hey! Wait a minute…did you ever see a Metron

  • Clink9

    With any luck it will be found 2 hundred years from now, so future generations can see what retards we had to put up with.

  • Richard_Romano

    As usual, a useless gesture in the face of real tyranny. The left is pathetic and anemic.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    It will rise till the balloon bursts, then it will fall into the ocean where it will be swallowed by some sea creature plugging it’s digestive tract. What a bunch of dummies?

  • tom_billesley

    It’ll upset the astronomers at #BlackSkiesMatter.

  • FactsWillOut

    I have a much better idea as to what should be launched into space, never to bother us Earthbound folk again.

  • Minicapt

    NASA defines 50 mile as the edge of space, based on air pressure.
    The FAI defines edge of space at 62 miles, where a vehicle depending on aerodynamic lift would would reach escape velocity in order to maintain its lift.
    They didn’t make it halfway.


  • Blind Druid

    It should have been greased up and shot directly at Uranus.

  • Clausewitz

    However, upon re entry……………………………………………