"Our epic space mission begins as we launch the space balloon..."
So begins the most wonderful video we've seen all week, which follows a group of kick-ass 7th graders at Cornerstone Christian School as they build their own balloon-rocket and send a Hello Kitty doll into space. They even attach a camera to their balloon for a spectacular view of earth. Check it out in the video above.
According to the description on YouTube, they performed this experiment to learn “the effects of altitude on air pressure and temperature.” Best science class ever?
(h/t The Mary Sue)