Coming up on August 21 there will be a full solar eclipse. The path of full occlusion will travel from Oregon to South Carolina.
Two young sisters Rebecca and Kimberly Yeung, 10 and 12, have created a balloon that can reach over 100,000 ft and capture images. They have had su8ch great success with their launches and results that they have been recruited by NASA to use their invention to capture the shadow of the moon during the eclipse.
“This is a Loki Lego launcher and this is a spacecraft we’ve launched twice before,” said Rebecca Yeung.
During their first launch, the girls said their balloon went up to 78,000 feet. A second launch cleared 101,000 feet.
Now preparing for their third launch, the girls are heading to Wyoming to be in the path of totality during the total solar eclipse.
They’ll use their space craft to capture images and data for NASA.
“We’re hoping to see if we can capture the moon’s shadow over the Earth during the eclipse,” said Kimberly Yeung.