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UMD marks 50th high-altitude balloon launch (access required)

The University of Maryland Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Team celebrated its 50th tracked high-altitude balloon launch Saturday. Since the program began in 2003, there have been 49 tracked balloon launches that took student-designed and built payloads to the edge of space. The Maryland Space Grant Consortium (MDSCG) Balloon Payload Program provides easy access to "near-space" for students ...