From Edutopia: When six middle-school girls from Bowling Green, Kentucky, got the wild idea to launch a camera into space, they knew there would be big challenges ahead. They would have to learn about everything from weather balloons to high-definition cameras, raise thousands of dollars to buy the gear they needed, and work together (with help from a few trusty adults) to address a host of technical challenges. Three months later, they had breathtaking photographic evidence – taken from 22 miles above Earth – to prove that they had accomplished their mission. Says 12-year-old team member Anna Scifres, “We actually DID this!”

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