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Woodfern Elementary School Boys Launch Weather Balloon 109,500 Into The Air

Photo courtesy of Mike Terruso
Photo courtesy of Mike Terruso

As a science fair project - Woodfern Elementary School students, Alex Villa and Nishaant Shah, launched a weather balloon equipped with scientific measuring tools and two high definition cameras into the air from Union Canal Tunnel Park in Lebanon, Pa.

Designed for high altitude flights, the balloon stayed in the air for 2 hours and 36 minutes and flew around an altitude of 109,500 feet before landing in Boonton Township, N.J. Two GPS devices also attached to the balloon were used to track its whereabouts about 122 miles away from its original launch site. 

Click here for a look at the 2700 images taken with the balloon’s cameras while in flight and here for video of the launch. 

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