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Mission control Cumbria

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

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Pupils ecstatic with space mission results

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.

"We are over the moon with what has been achieved today, and we were all blown away by the phenomenal footage"

– Joe Welford, Cockermouth School

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