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PENS To Lift Off Tomorrow At Madison

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 6:23 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

The Pella Exploring Near Space group will attempt another launch this morning. The group’s two previously scheduled launches have been postponed due to high winds that likely would have sent the balloons into Illinois, making recovery a challenge. The group is comprised of students from Pella, Pella Christian and home-schooled students who will be measuring data with the balloons with help from area amateur radio operators to gain insight into how altitude and temperature effect things like batteries. Lift off is scheduled for 10 am today at Madison Elementary and the public is invited to watch.