Float in to the Atmosphere on a weather balloon

Float into the atmosphere on a weather balloon! Meadows Elementary School Science Specialist Joanne Michael and some of her students launched a weather balloon 97,405 feet into the atmosphere and attached 3 cameras to film the experience.

Thanks to a $6,000 grant from the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, Goodyear Blimp for the use of their airfield, the help of a couple of amateur radio strangers named Tom and Jerry who stood in for Michael’s friend, and permission granted by the FAA which advised pilots that the balloon would be in the area, Meadow students learned that with preparation and the support of a community, big dreams can come true.