While the first launch from Spaceport Cornwall may have ended in disappointment this week, school pupils in the Duchy have shown what is possible - with a pasty. 

The video below shows what remains Cornwall's only successful space launch to date, when schoolkids launched a pasty into the Earth's stratosphere.

Images show the baked favourite being sent soaring more than 35,000m high as youngsters succeeded in 'reaching for the pie'.

The footage has emerged after Virgin Orbit's spaceport launch in Cornwall on Monday ended with the rocket failing to reach orbit due to the second stage burn ending too soon. 

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However, Cornwall has previously shown it can launch successful space missions after the crimped treat was photographed in space. 

It was attached to a weather balloon and was suspended for 93 minutes before freezing temperatures popped the balloon and it fell back to earth on Bodmin Moor.

It had been frozen through when it was found and tasted by Becci Blackburn, of Rowe's Bakery and Andrew Martin, then headteacher of Hayle Community School.

Rowe's had set up the project in a 2017 collaboration with the school - which has now been renamed Hayle Academy - as part of an ongoing science project.

At the time Becci said: "We are over the moon to have successfully pulled this stunt off in celebration of the traditional Cornish pasty and our 68 years of baking heritage.

"We were delighted to involve Hayle Community School in this pasty space stunt.

"Experiencing a weather balloon launching a tasty, iconic, Cornish pasty into space is something we hope the students will remember for a long time.

"It may even inspire them to work in the space industry or boost their interest in science."

Speaking at the time, Mr Martin, who is no longer at the school, added: "Our students and teachers work incredibly hard in the classroom, so it's been brilliant to bring their science lessons to life like this."

Bosses at Cornwall's Spaceport have vowed to keep pushing to achieve their dreams after celebrations turned to disappointment on Monday. 

In the build-up it said it had looked set to make history as "host of the UK's first ever space launch." But an "anomaly" prevented the LauncherOne rocket from reaching orbit and releasing its cluster of satellites.

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet, otherwise known as 'Cosmic Girl' did successfully take off from the Spaceport at Newquay Airport, cruising up to 35,000ft after around an hour of flying.

It released the 24-tonne LauncherOne rocket - carrying a total of nine satellites from seven civilian and defence customers as planned.

But during the final stage of the launch the rocket had not burnt enough fuel to reach the right altitude, resulting in LauncherOne never reaching orbit and thus not releasing the satellites.

As a result, it burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere, and the mission was sadly deemed a failure.

Melissa Thorpe, head of Spaceport Cornwall, described the incident as "gutting".

She added: "It hasn’t gone exactly to plan but we’ve done everything that we said we were going to do at Spaceport.

"It’s just absolutely devastating, and we put our hearts and soul into this - it’s such a personal journey for me as well, and my family were here, so it’s pretty rough.

"I feel okay, and I think it will just be a few days of letting it sink in a little bit. But like I said, I’m just so happy everybody is safe, and the flight crew got off okay."