The Pella Amateur Radio Club Pella Exploring Near Space project has now spanned the globe. According to Jim Emmert with the group, a SkyTracker placed on a balloon took just over 13 days to successfully travel the planet, with stops in the following countries before returning to the Midwest:

Atlantic Ocean
Morocco
Algeria
Tunisia
Libya
Mediterranean Sea
Israel
Syria
Jordan
Iraq
Iran
Afghanistan
Pakistan
India
China
Yellow Sea
South Korea
Japan
Pacific Ocean

The Pella Amateur Radio Club has been interacting with students at Jefferson Intermediate School and Pella Christian Grade School via virtual means this fall after many years of in-person interaction at local science classes.