Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:11 PM
struggle4progress (90,488 posts)
Girl Launches Hello Kitty Doll Into Space
Feb 5, 2013 2:11pm
By Katie Kindelan
... Lauren Rojas, a 12-year-old from Antioch, Calif., got the idea after seeing a television commercial in which a balloon was launched into the sky. She thought she could do the same with her Hello Kitty doll. She would test air pressure and temperature at high altitude for her school’s science fair ...
“We spent about one month planning and executing it,” he said. “We used a company called High Altitude Science in Colorado to get the equipment, the weather balloon and flight computer.”
Lauren and her father mounted small video cameras on their rocket-shaped gondola to record Hello Kitty’s journey. The balloon reached an altitude of 93,625 feet (17.73 miles), Rojas said. There, the air was so thin that the balloon burst, sending Hello Kitty from the sky. It landed in a tree 47 miles from the launch sight, according to Rojas ...
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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:53 PM
kysrsoze (3,905 posts)
11. This and the Thomas flight were so cool. Hats off to those kids!
We're trying to raise our daughter to be a science and arts nut too - working pretty well so far.