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California balloon circles the world in 12 days




Logo of the California Near Space Project
Logo of the California Near Space Project
California Near Space Project

Scientists in San Jose, California, launched a 6-foot wide balloon two weeks ago, carefully constructed out of a plastic-type material.

Since then it successfully circumnavigated the globe in just 12 days and...it's still going.

Ron Meadows from the California Near Space Project tells Alex Cohen his team never expected this kind of success.

Check the progress of the balloon