Mission control Cumbria

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

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Pictures: Cumbria from space

Space from the recording device Credit: Cockermouth School

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.

Picture of earth sent from the recording device Credit: Cockermouth

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