Boy to launch Peep into space with weather balloon

April 6, 2011 6:45:48 AM PDT
In a couple of weeks, 9-year-old Tim Devereaux will launch a Styrofoam cooler into the stratosphere using a helium-filled weather balloon. Attached to the cooler will be a Peep.

The Arizona boy wants to see what space does to that virtually-indestructible Easter candy. He'll document the whole thing with a digital camera.

Tim and his dad have done other experiments with Peeps - including launching one on a model rocket.

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