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    Posted October 25, 2009 by
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    High Altitude Balloon bursting at 90000 feet

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     gkissel says the balloon flew about 18 miles into the air before bursting. A parachute carried it safely back to Earth -- and into a tree. The local electric company brought in a bucket truck to help students recover it.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    Engineering students at the University of Southern Indiana executed a high altitude balloon flight, Saturday October 24.

     

    The 2.5 hour flight started in Mt. Vernon, IL and ended in Daviess County, Indiana.

     

    The balloon burst, shown in the accompanying photo, occurred at 90000 feet just east of Vincennes, Indiana. The payload of experiments and engineering devices landed by parachute in a tree next to West Boggs Lake.

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