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PENS Launch Scheduled For Tuesday

Posted: Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 6:23 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran


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After two previous delays, the Pella Exploring Near Space balloon launch will attempt launch next Tuesday at Madison Elementary. The group, comprised of students from Pella, Pella Christian and home schooled students will launch balloons to gather scientific data about altitude and temperature and their effect on things like batteries. High winds that would have likely pushed the balloons into Illinois have postponed the two previously scheduled launches. Tuesday’s attempt is open to the public and is slated to begin at 10 am.