June 4, 2014 4:27 pm

WATCH: Fredericton students retrieve balloon sent to edge of outer space


Students from a Fredericton middle school have retrieved a high-altitude balloon that fell from the edge of outer space after they launched it last week.

A group of 16 students at Bliss Carman Middle School sent the balloon up on May 29 and the school recently posted a video documenting the experiment.

Watch the full-length video here

The students attached a camera to the balloon, which was able to capture incredible footage during its ascent and fall.

Students were able to track its location with a GPS monitoring device and made predictions about where it would land.

According to the description posted with the video, the balloon reached a height of more than 33 kilometres before falling back to Earth and landed 45 kilometres from its initial launch site.

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