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The experiment involved  a basic computer and data recording equipment carried by a helium balloon

The experiment involved a basic computer and data recording equipment carried by a helium balloon

The experiment involved a basic computer and data recording equipment carried by a helium balloon

A science project for which a group of Armagh pupils sent a weather probe up to the edge of space has been highly commended in a major awards ceremoy.

The rogue weather probe, containing a basic computer and data recording equipment carried by a helium balloon, rose 120,000 feet last summer, only to vanish as it was blown off course. The device was eventually found by a holidaymaker in Anglesey.

The probe had been collecting data after it was launched in Armagh by the students of the AmmA Creative Learning Centre bootcamp. The experiment, named Project Infinity, was recognised at the Department of Culture's Claire's Awards.

Belfast Telegraph