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Bake Off Finalist Andrew Smyth Explains How A Space Shuttle Is Like A Meringue!

Mark Linehan
Mark Linehan

12:57 PM - 15 Nov 2020

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Andrew Smyth is a man who describes himself as a ‘Bakineer’ and is presenter of a very exciting show called ‘Baking In Space’ which returns as part of Science Week 2020.

However, the man from Co. Down first came to fame as a finalist on one of telly’s biggest shows...'The Great British Bake Off'.

The Great British Bake Off final: Andrew Smyth leaves viewers shocked after missing graduation to practice baking - OK! Magazine

Since his time in the tent, he has worked with Discovery Science, the BBC and with Lorraine on ITV  also managing to find the time to bake a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William!

All this while working his day job as an Engineer for Rolls-Royce and using his baking to bring young people into Science.

Baking and Space travel whaaaa?

Well - What does the principle behind Baked Alaska and Space shuttle travel have in common? The air pockets in the meringue insulate ice cream from the heat of the oven in a similar way to how silicon fibres in space shuttles protect astronauts from heat in the atmosphere.

Bake Off Finalist Andrew Smyth Explains How A Space Shuttle Is Like A Meringue!

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Although there was one question we forgot to ask... Erm...

Can you prevent a soggy bottom on re-entry to the atmosphere??

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HOW TO WATCH:

His show is called ‘Baking In Space’ and is co-presented by Andrew and Dr. Niamh Shaw - it is all part of Science Week and the last showing is tonight @ 7pm.

Free tickets are available from:  britishcouncil.ie/baking-in-space 

 


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