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Stratospheric Ballooning Team reaches 123,500 feet

On Friday, August 4, 2017, the MN Space Grant Stratospheric Ballooning Team launched a latex weather balloon that reached 123,500 feet - a record (for them). This was a practice launch for hardware scheduled to fly from near Grand Island, Nebraska, in the path of totality during the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Photos of the event can be seen below.

Atmospheric View Atmosppheric View 2 Atmospheric View 3

Last Modified: 2017-08-09 at 15:22:01 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation