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UC San Diego balloon-satellite project
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A group of ****roaches recently took a ride on a high-altitude balloon launched into space by freshmen aerospace engineering students from the University of California, San Diego. The ****roaches were put in a variety of capsules to see how they would survive in different extreme environments, including cold temperatures (-40 degrees F), minimal atmosphere and high solar radiation. The capsules were first ground tested in a cold vacuum chamber to insure the chambers would survive the cold and near vacuum of space without bursting. The high-altitude balloon experiment came off without a hitch - all the ****roaches survived.

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