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High school students launch near space probe

Posted at 4:56 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 08:04:03-05

Students from Catalina Foothills High School launched a near space probe this week and it has since landed.

The students put a lot of planning into the launch of the Falcon II, which was funded by a grant from Hudbay Minerals -- the parent company of Rosemont Copper.

The probe was recovered yesterday after it landed in a tree near Old Tucson Studios.

While flying, the probe captured several photos from 32,000 feet above the earth.