See GoPro-equipped weather balloon land in N.J. after hitting 89,400 feet

PITTSGROVE TWP. — Here’s a class project that really deserves an A.

A Pennsylvania third-grader decided to make and launch a weather balloon, Dan Skeldon of the Press of Atlantic City reported.

Reese Gurwicz decided to record the balloon’s amazing 150-mile journey after it was launched from the family’s home in McClure, Pa., on April 2 so the payload attached to the balloon was outfitted with a GoPro.

When the balloon soared high into the earth’s atmosphere, reaching a height of 89,405 feet after just 1 minute and 42 second, it burst. A parachute opened and the equipment attached began its …read more

Source: Salem

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