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Advent Calendar 2017


TO celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, First News is running an online advent calendar on First News Live! until Christmas Day.

We’ve got 25 festive treats wrapped up in the form of fun videos, celebrity shout-outs, Christmassy galleries (prepare for a parade of pups in Santa hats) and other surprises, ready and waiting for you! All you have to do is open the new “door” each day.


Watch a toy astronaut actually travel into space in this out-of-this-world video!

Science-mad kids from Sheffield have had their dreams come true as they launched their favourite toy astronaut boldly where no toy astronaut has ever been before, outer space.

Space-mad Oscar Adams, aged nine and his sister Layla, aged seven sent their Blox Spaceman toy into the stratosphere from their back garden with the help of Wilko, after their mum Kara wrote in to the retailer.

The toy reached heights of more than 37.8km, journeying to the edge of space, before returning home to its toy box in Sheffield.

Check. It. Out.

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mollyboo8 · 5 years ago

I think science is quite interesting but now I'm really interested!