A pioneering pair of pants have been fired up into space, in a campaign to fund research into women’s reproductive health, whilst also raising awareness for sex workers after OnlyFans adult content confusion
Whilst Elon Musk may have sent a Tesla up to space, this is the first-time briefs have ever been seen floating in the atmosphere.
Donated by Leolulu and commissioned by content sharing platform NSFW.app, the pants will go under the hammer in an online charity auction next week to raise money for Wellbeing of Women.
Online content creators Leolulu have a history of high profile cause related campaigning, previously featuring in Pornhub’s Dirtiest Porn Ever campaign, directed at cleaning up the world’s beaches.
Leo, who owns the lingerie, said: “Growing up I was shocked to discover how little research there was on women’s health and how recently what I consider to be the most basic improvements were made.
“I often wish for better solutions when it comes to a variety of challenges women face, including menstruation, contraception and giving birth.”
Her partner, Lulu, added: “This why we are raising money for the charity Wellbeing of Women, as its ground-breaking research has already saved and changed many lives for the better, and we want to show our support to a cause that’s close to our hearts”
The pioneering pants took two hours and 27 minutes to reach 107,089ft (32,641m) above the Earth, after being launched into the stratosphere’s temperatures of minus -55C by space exploration experts from Sent Into Space.
Having reached peak altitude, they then headed back towards Earth at a staggering 250mph, with its parachute deploying at around 52,493ft to slow the speed and enable a safe landing.
Sent Into Space Director, Dr Chris Rose, said: “We’ve sent a lot of items into space from chicken nuggets to headphones, but this is the first time we’ve launched a pair of pants up there. However, whilst it may seem crazy, the campaign is raising money for a great cause which will support women all over the world.”
The auction, which takes place on Tuesday, September 7, on leading NFT marketplace Opensea.io will see the highest bidder receive an NFT clip of the pants in space, along with the physical framed item.
100% of the proceeds will go to charity, while other donations can be made on the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/spacemission