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Balloon's view from 25 miles up in Month in Space

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Cameras captured the Grandville High School RoboDawgs' balloon floating through Earth's upper atmosphere during its ascent on Dec. 28, 2013. The Grandville RoboDawgs’ first winter balloon launch reached an estimated altitude of 130,000 feet, or about 25 miles, according to coaches Mike Evele and Doug Hepfer. See more pictures from above and beyond in the Month in Space slideshow.

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From a launch out of the weeds to a special delivery in orbit, see the best space offerings from January 2014.