Weather Balloon Findings
CHARLOTTE N.C- Reaching outer space isn't just for NASA. Three young men from the Charlotte area did it and they have pictures.
"We just went to Walmart and bought 2 cameras for $20," says Jacob Pruitt.
He and his older brother Weston along with family friend Tam Ayers released a weather balloon lugging cameras and a cell phone into the atmosphere.
Weston spotted the balloon after an hour of searching, "I didn't know where it was and then finally came around the corner and was staring right at that thing."
It took three tries, before they were successful on August 6th.
Tam says now they plan on taking it a step further, "We want to have some way to stream our findings live through that cell phone connection using that data connection back to our computer so when our balloon's at 100,000 feet we can see it."