Lauren Rojas is a [7th grader in Antioch, Calif](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5REsCTG4-Gg&feature=player_embedded)., 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 ](http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/girl-launches-kitty-space-science-article-1.1253964)reports. When it fell back to the ground, it landed nearly 47 miles away from its launch point.
First Latina to Send Hello Kitty (Almost) Into Space
Lauren Rojas of Antioch, Calif., wanted to test the effects of altitute on air pressure and temperature for school.
By Jorge Rivas Feb 04, 2013