We need more people like Mr. Rogers.
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Carnegie Science Center launched a weather balloon to the edge of space! During pre-game activities at the Pittsburgh Pirates game on Oct. 4, 2015, Science Center and Stratostar staff launched the high altitude, helium-field balloon from the field. Then, the team tracked its journey, measuring temperature, altitude, speed, and spin rate. Very special passengers onboard were a plush Pirate Parrot and a Pittsburgh Pirates flag. Special cameras recorded the Parrot’s ride from downtown Pittsburgh to the edge of space. The balloon expanded from eight feet to 35 feet – wider than a school bus. It rose to 96,0000 feet (18 miles!) in the mid-stratosphere — three times higher than most commercial airplanes fly.
Eventually, low pressure popped the balloon and a parachute guided the mission payload back to Earth. Science Center staff retrieved it with the help of Tree Pittsburgh, and the cargo – including the Parrot – are now back at the Science Center.