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

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Full report: Cumbrian space mission

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:

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