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Students Launch Balloons for Research
Students Launch Balloons for Research

Students at Bridger Middle school loaded and launched experimental balloons Wednesday for a new research project.

The seventh grade students worked with atmospheric scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno on the project. They created the packages that were attached to the balloons. Each package contained all kinds of equipment to test the atmosphere, temperature, and air pressure. The balloons will eventually make their way east and are expected to land somewhere near St. George, Utah. The ROTC program at UNLV will assist with retrieving the balloons when the land.

Money for the project was partly provided by the Desert Research Institute and UNR