5th Grader's Near Space Flight

The Virginian-Pilot reports that when fifth-grader Tristan Jolley of Mack Benn Jr. Elementary school wasn’t picked to attend this year’s NASA student symposium in Houston, he was disappointed – motivated, too.

If anything, he said, it made him want to work harder. So he sent a balloon up to near space and captured some great video.

He won’t get a grade for his work, his teacher Liz Petry said she wants students to take risks and to learn from the process.

Read the full Virginian-Pilot story at http://hamptonroads.com/2012/05/suffolk-fifthgraders-project-sky-not-limit

On hearing of his success engineers from the NASA Langley Research Center visited his school, read the story at http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2012/06/08/nasa-ventures-to-mack-benn/

Watch 5th Grade Independent study project from Tristan Jolley