New York City students launch marshmallows and gummy bears into space
A group of teenage scientists from East Harlem got a visual representation of the cosmos. Children from the Taft Houses NYCHA complex conducted an experiment – they launched a balloon into the atmosphere and filmed the entire journey on GoPro video, NBC New York reports.
Students built a high-altitude balloon and launched it into space as part of a program started by the public education organization Solutions Now.
The children attached common objects such as chewy bears and marshmallows to the balloon. The goal was to see how height affects ordinary things.
Richard Habersham, president and founder of Solutions Now, and his childhood friend Nicole Klein are committed to empowering children to see life’s limitless potential.
The community organization is trying to increase the likelihood that children will become successful in adolescence and adulthood. To do this, its specialists identify the strengths of each child and help him in gaining practical experience, character formation and communication skills.
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