America! The land where you can achieve your dreams, as long as they're ridiculous ones like sending a hot dog into space.

As detailed in this week's upcoming cover story, the engineers at Portland's Ruckus Composites became the first people to ever shoot a hot dog into space this summer, when they launched an all-beef frank into the stratosphere with a weather balloon.

Read the story when it comes out tomorrow, but for now, just watch the video: