Lauren Rojas is a 7th grader in Antioch, Calif., and her class assignment was to test the effects of altitute on air pressure and temperature.

The balloon reached 93,625 feet above the Earth at its peak, the NY Daily News reports. When it fell back to the ground, it landed nearly 47 miles away from its launch point.

(h/t Latino USA)

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