Bourne Middle School Students Send Camera Into Space

Originally posted on CBS Boston:

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BOURNE (CBS) – Fifth grade students usually have some pretty interesting science projects. But how about one that involves sending a camera into space, taking pictures, then retrieving it?

Well, that’s exactly what the fifth graders at Bourne Middle School did this week.

“It’s really a lot of fun,” Callie Sullivan said.

Back in September, one of their teachers, Larry Palmer suggested they do something along those lines.

And to help, Palmer scored a $2,000 grant from NASA. Then the kids got to work.

Web Extra: Watch highlights of the ascent and descent

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They built a box, outfitted it with a “Go Pro” camera and a still camera, and placed a GPS tracking device inside.

On Thursday morning, on the New York-Connecticut border, Palmer and some of the kids attached the space ship to a helium balloon, and let it…

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