Mission control Cumbria

Pupils from Cockermouth School in Cumbria are sending a balloon into space for the first time.

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Cumbria space mission 'raises the profile of science'

Pupils at a Cumbrian school have gone where no school project has been before - space.

Two teams from Cockermouth School spent eight months working on the project which saw the cameras go up in a pod to film the curvature of the Earth.

They will collect the cameras and turn their findings into a short film.

Science teacher Rik Smith explains why this project will benefit people all over the region:

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