High school students set record with stratospheric balloon launch and recovery (photo)

Aug 6, 2020

I had to wonder looking at the headline photo. It surely doesn't look like that from the window of an airliner, which can fly even higher than 32,000 feet. And that height certainly wouldn't be "record breaking" for a school balloon project.

Other sources are reporting that the balloons reached a height 32,000 meters, which is about 104k feet.

Oops. Didn't NASA lose a Mars probe once because someone confounded their metric and English measurements?

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