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Erin King, Georgia Teen, Launches MIT Acceptance Letter Into Space (VIDEO)

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Erin King's been accepted into MIT, and she celebrated her extraordinary talents by sending her acceptance letter on an extraterrestrial space mission.

The Columbus High School senior received an early admissions letter to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in December, the Ledger-Enquirer reports.

When she learned about a tradition called "Hack the Tubes," where students to do something creative with the capsule containing the letter, King decided to send hers to near space via air balloon.

The Georgia teen sent the shiny, silver tube about 91,000 feet into the atmosphere on Jan. 16, according to the YouTube video description.

The clip features King, who's dressed in her bright blue MIT shirt, assembling her ballooning project and proudly posing with the capsule after it makes its descent back to Earth.

The MIT Admissions department reports that 6,008 students applied for early acceptance this year. Only 680 were admitted into the university. King will be part of the graduating class of 2016.

Students accepted into MIT via early admission receive their letters in capsules that contain the notice, school information and confetti, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.

Interested in what other students did with their capsules? Visit the Hack The Tubes website to see other creations.

Via Jezebel

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