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CONN. UNIT'S HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOON REACHES 113,616 FT.

The high-altitude balloon that members of the 399th Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol launched Oct. 8 to collect weather data attained a height of 113,616 feet – thought to be a Civil Air Patrol record and measuring just over 21½ miles, nearly 25 percent higher than the balloon the unit sent aloft 91,500 feet in September 2014. Read more: https://goo.gl/6QJpaV