Physics students launch balloon science project

VOORHEESVILLE, NY – Students in the AP Physics Club invited the public on Sunday to celebrate science and help them launch their year-end project: a weather balloon equipped with cameras.

The Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville hosted the event, and science demonstrations, games and other activities were on tap.

“Our goal for this event is to get the younger members of our community inspired by and enthusiastic about science and technology,” club member Alexandra Cunningham said.

The balloon was sent up to an altitude of 100,000 feet with an experimental payload that will videotape the journey and the curvature of the earth. The payload was then recovered with the use of a GPS and radio locating system.

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