To the Edge of Space

VIDEO – THESE U.S. STUDENTS HAVE SENT A BALLOON TO THE EDGE OF SPACE

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PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – Almost 1 year ago – on May 14, 2018 – Landon McCoy posted this amazing video on YouTube. After a year of planning, designing, and preparation, Landon and his fellow students of the Engineering Club at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, FL (about 100 miles east of Pensacola), released their high-altitude weather balloon. It traveled a total of 90,000ft (28,000m) into the atmosphere – to the edge of space – capturing stunning views with the on-board GoPro camera. With the help of a Spot Gen3 GPS tracker – included in the balloon’s payload – the students found it in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, FL.
A full 100 miles (160 km) from Gulf Coast State College, where the students launched it from!
Video: Landon McCoy on YouTube

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(Top image: from Landon McCoy video on YouTube)

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