On Jan. 8, 2020, the students launched a cosmic ray balloon to monitor atmospheric radiation. This Valentine's Rose pendant hitched a ride, 113,209 feet high. After the balloon exploded (as planned), the payload parachuted back to Earth, landing in Saline Valley on the verge of Death Valley National Park. The pendant had a wild ride, and the students got great data for their atmospheric radiation monitoring program.


The students are selling these pendants to support their cosmic ray ballooning program. Each one comes with a romantic card showing the pendant in flight and telling the story of its journey to the edge of space and back again. 


Valentine's Rose Pendant