Estimated altitude for this flight was about 115,000 feet, says Raul Oaida, 18-years-old. Raul launched the shuttle, along with a video camera and a GPS tracker, by way of a large helium balloon. Flight time was about three hours — the shuttle landing about 150 miles south of where it took off.
Flora Lichtman was the host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.