11/11/2012 11:38 GMT | Updated 11/11/2012 11:39 GMT

Felix Baumgartner Jump Imitated By First Burger In Space

Felix Baumgartner captivated the world when he jumped from the edge of space last month.

Filling those space shoes and performing anything near as death-defying is a difficult task, but an unassuming, unlikely and altogether tastier contender has stepped up to the plate.

The latest intrepid space explorer is, in fact, a burger.

Using a large helium balloon and a cheap digital camera, five students from Harvard University launched "Operation Skyfall", the first burger in space.

Incredibly, it worked, reaching a truly astounding 30,000m (Felix reached 39,000 but he had some better kit behind him).

After falling back to Earth (intact!) it was recovered 130 miles north of Boston.