A group of students from Cockermouth School have sent a ballon thousands of miles into space and captured images of the curvature of the Earth.
The team of year 11 student were given just £400 to build the "spacecraft".
It set off from the playing fields of the school on March 12th and was later found in Richmond, North Yorkshire.The school was set the challenge by REACT Engineering in Cleator Moor.
The seven girls and 10 boys succeeded in sending a camera into space to record images of the Earth from the upper atmosphere.This is their video.
The space race came to Cumbria today. Students from Cockermouth School sent a weather balloon into space to get pictures of the curvature of Earth.
The challenge was set by Cumbrian firm REACT and it took the students 8 months to prepare the balloon for launch.
Tim Backshall reports
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Year 13 pupil Jessica Walker came second for her poem.
ITV Border have been following the progress of Cockermouth School's space project.
At the end of January two balloons were sent into the air with the objective of filming the curvature of the earth.
The first pod was found within a couple of hours but the second had been missing - until now.
It was found floating on a fishing pond 300 miles away in Buckinghamshire.
Safely inside was the camera and their missing astronaut - a Lego man named George.
But the camera was not so fortunate, its view was obscured meaning the team had no pictures.
The team said they enjoyed the exercise and may even attempt it again - learning from their mistakes.
We have been following the progress of Cockermouth School's space project, and we can now reveal that the missing pod has been found.
The second balloon was found in a fishing pond 300 miles away in Buckinghamshire.
Our reporter Samantha Parker went to find out if they managed to capture space:
Two teams from Cockermouth School spent eight months working on the project, and are over the moon with the results.
Samantha Parker has this report:
Back in January , on yet another snowy day, students from Cockermouth School sent a weather balloon into space to try to capture the curvature of the earth.
The challenge was a success and we can now exclusively reveal the footage filmed from a box attached to the balloon:
Pupils at a Cumbrian school have gone where no school project has been before - into space!
Two teams from Cockermouth School spent eight months working on the project, and today they sent cameras into the stratosphere.
They will record pictures of the curvature of the earth from a height of 33,000 metres before parachuting back to earth.
Samantha Parker has the full report:
The 12 pupils who engineered a space device, which they launched this morning, say they are ecstatic with the images they have received from the weather balloon.
The students from Cockermouth School launched their balloon at 9am this morning from the playing fields at the school.
The balloon landed at 2:30pm just a few miles away.
This is how west Cumbria looked from space this afternoon.
Pupils from Cockermouth School were celebrating this evening after successfully sending a camera into space and getting these pictures.
'The A Team' launched their balloon at 9am this morning from the playing fields at the school. The balloon landed at 2:30pm just a few miles away.
As well as these pictures the students also have maps tracking the direction the balloon travelled.
They will now put the footage together to make a short film.