December 19, 2014 at 12:15pm

Near-Space Balloon

To encourage young people thinking about what to do in life, teachers sometimes say the sky's the limit.

But even Eric Martell, associate professor of physics at Millikin University, didn't know the weather balloon his students built and launched Dec. 18 from the roof of the Leighty-Tabor Science Center would climb to 30,000 feet and travel 350 miles and counting.

Click here to read the full article from the Herald & Review.