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  • Local school kids launch eclipse balloon experiment

    Junior high school students from Belle Valley, Smithton, Signal Hill and Emge schools traveled to Southern Illinois University Carbondale to launch a weather balloon carrying instruments that study the eclipse. The balloons will travel 21 miles above the earth, pop and the instruments will fall back, where the students hope to find them using GPS and a school bus.

Local school kids launch eclipse balloon experiment

Junior high school students from Belle Valley, Smithton, Signal Hill and Emge schools traveled to Southern Illinois University Carbondale to launch a weather balloon carrying instruments that study the eclipse. The balloons will travel 21 miles above the earth, pop and the instruments will fall back, where the students hope to find them using GPS and a school bus.
cbischel@bnd.com Casey Bischel