Up, up and away!
That was the end result of the Gear Up program’s Summer Space Camp. On Aug. 18, seven high school students launched an 18-foot around, helium-filled balloon from the Quincy High School practice fields.
The launch set up took a little longer than expected, while the actual balloon launch happened in the blink of the eye.
“It was supposed to be slower,” ninth-grader Alexis Mondragon said. “It scared me.”
The balloon launched nearly straight up and then…