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Watch: Hello Kitty Soars Into Space

A 13-year-old girl sent the doll into the stratosphere via a weather balloon
Related: Space


A 13-year-old girl from Antioch, Calif., recently went above and beyond for her seventh grade science project. With the help of her dad, Lauren Rojas launched a weather balloon carrying a rocket into the stratosphere to study the effects of altitute on air pressure and temperature. Adding a personal touch to the craft, Lauren placed a favorite Hello Kitty doll at its helm. Equipped with GoPro Hero2 cameras to record the flight, the balloon and its kitty captain soared to a stunning 93,625 feet, or 17.7 miles above Earth. Technically, that's not space, which begin at 62 miles up. Still, it's high enough to see the curvature of the Earth.

(via Grindtv)

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Mr. Rickman

How can I get this stupid freaking space for my "comment" off of the video they want me to comment about. STUPID! Just plain STUPID!!!

February 27 2014 at 9:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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February 27 2014 at 9:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SNAKERIVERJERKY

HOW FAR AWAY FROM THE LAUNCH POINT DID IT LAND ON THE RETURN TRIP TO EARTH??? ANYONE KNOW???

December 26 2013 at 2:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robin

That was amazing... I hope you got an 'A' on your project, you deserved it.

December 25 2013 at 3:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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