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High School ‘Space Cowboys’ Launch Probe 120k Feet Into Space

Image from video ' Eldorado Space Program at the Edge of Space ' via YouTube

Image from video ‘ Eldorado Space Program at the Edge of Space ‘ via YouTube

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ELDORADO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – They’ve become known as ‘The League of Extraordinary Space Cowboys’. Three students at Eldorado High School out in west Texas have launched a balloon into space – and did it all live, online.

Eldorado students Michael Bilbrey, Reed Hartman and Tres Whitten spoke with 1080 KRLD about their experiment.

Eldorado High School Space Cowboys

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This video below shows the Eagle II space probe pass the 120,000 feet point, and then begin its re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere.

Teacher Paul McWhorter says he couldn’t be prouder of the boys.

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