Lake Stevens team sends balloon to near space with cameras rolling
Courtesy Earl Gray
The camera on the balloon captured this image during its flight.
Genna Martin / The Herald
Earl Gray of Lake Stevens and son Jonas McGee, 10, unroll a balloon to carry a capsule they created into space. The team's project was a success and they got views of the curvature of the earth and the black of space.
Jonas McGee, 11, researched the project with his parents, Earl Gray and Robin McGee, his grandmother, Diane Gray, 81, and six others in Lake Stevens. They prepared a weather balloon full of gadgets to send into space on Easter Sunday.
The project was part of the Global Space Balloon Challenge. It's an educational effort in which teams from around the world prepared high-altitude balloons to launch into near space.
The Lake Stevens team recovered their balloon's payload. Now, they're sharing the data, video and photos they collected. The team captured views of the curvature of the Earth, the border between the atmosphere and the black of space.
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