The Jefferson Intermediate 5th grade science classes launched a helium filled balloon on November 5, with a GPS tracker attached to it, and it just traveled around the world for the 3rd time. For the third trip, Jim Emmert with the Pella Amateur Radio Club says it took 19 days, as it took a path North into Russia, Siberia, and the Arctic Ocean. He says there were problems tracking this balloon on this circumvention, as the project is powered by solar panels and the winds took the balloon above 51 degrees latitude, where there is not enough sunlight for power.

On this third lap around the world, the balloon flew over the following countries:
USA (Pella Latitude). Wednesday, December 2, 2020. 10:16:02
Canada
Greenland
Atlantic Ocean
Spain
Portugal
Algeria
Tunisia
Mediterranean Sea
Sicily
Albania
North Macedonia
Kosovo
Serbia
Romania
Hungary
Ukraine
Slovakia
Poland
Lithuania
Latvia
Baltic Sea
Sweden
Gulf of Bothnia
Finland
Russia
Kazakhstan
China
Mongolia
North Korea
Japan
Near Islands (United States)
Bering Sea
Russia
East Siberian Sea
Anzhu Islands
Arctic Ocean
Beaufort Sea
Canada (Pella Latitude) Monday, December 21, 2020 Around 5:45 am

This science project is supported by the Pella Amateur Radio Club and financed by the Pella Community Foundation and the Marion County Community Foundation. Anyone can track this balloon here:
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