Canton space balloon launch - - Jackson, MS

Canton space balloon launch

CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Thursday morning Canton High School students helped launch a helium space balloon high into the atmosphere. The goal was to get the balloon at least 100,000 feet off the ground. "Go-Pro" cameras attached to the balloon were able to take pictures of the outer atmosphere.

Victor Branch from the Mississippi CAVS  Extension Center in Canton helped the students with this year-long project. Branch believes the balloon is somewhere near Decatur, Mississippi. If you spot it, please call Canton High School.

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