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University of Minnesota, Morris Professor Gordon McIntosh (left) and UMM students prepare to launch a scientific balloon on the UMM campus. Photo by Natalie Johnson, UMM News Service.

UMM physics students launch scientific balloon

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On a cold November morning, University of Minnesota, Morris Professor Gordon McIntosh's Experimental Physics class launched the first-ever scientific balloon at UMM.


Carefully attached in Styrofoam boxes or "pods," data collection equipment captured information for student experiments as the balloon ascended to nearly 90,000 feet and traveled more than 70 miles.

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