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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:11 PM

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 ...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2013/02/girl-blasts-hello-kitty-doll-into-space/

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Reply Girl Launches Hello Kitty Doll Into Space (Original post)
struggle4progress Feb 2013 OP
riqster Feb 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #2
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #3
longship Feb 2013 #4
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #5
progressoid Feb 2013 #6
ashling Feb 2013 #10
johnp3907 Feb 2013 #7
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #8
rocktivity Feb 2013 #9
kysrsoze Feb 2013 #11

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:13 PM

1. Oh dang.

It didn't STAY in outer space.

On edit: that kid is awesome. What a great science project!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:18 PM

2. as long as Hello Kitty is safe

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:24 PM

3. The tree, however........

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:26 PM

4. Brilliant! A budding rocket surgeon! ;-) nt

R&K

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:34 PM

5. Awesome.

Parenting for the win!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:36 PM

6. Love watching these. Here's another.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:35 PM

10. Thomas goes where no Tank Engine has gone before!

Love the eyes!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:56 PM

7. This video needs a better song.

This one's perfect:

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:03 PM

8. Epic! I loved it :)

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:41 PM

9. Well, it's better than launching a baby into outer space




Or dismembering a Hello Kitty!




rocktivity

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:53 PM

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.

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