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RAF Air Cadets' balloons reach for the skies on 73km journey

RAF Air Cadets had an out of this world experience, sending their own space payloads to 100,000ft.

The cadets, from squadrons across the country, were working at the National Aerospace Camp at RAF Syerston in small teams to design and build their own weather balloon payloads to be transported with the helium latex balloon, which was destined for the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Under the guidance of CI Keelia Scott, a civilian instructor and an astrophysics expert at the National Aerospace Camp, the cadets spent three days building the balloons’ payloads.

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