Transcript for 'Hello Kitty' Makes the Grade, Young Girl's Mission to Space
And finally tonight here, the seventh grader and that hello kitty doll she sent to space. The doll came back landing in san jose with remarkable pictures to prove the trip. We wondered if she got an a, so tonight she answers that question and also how she did it. Reporter: Lauren had a ect. What could she do to impress her teachers at the science fair? She began working after seeing a commercial that sent a weather balloon into space. I just thought right away it would be the coolest project ever. She put four cameras inside, a weather balloon attached to a pardhut, and something else. What made you think to put the hello kitty doll inside the project? She fit perfectly inside the rocket, so I thought it would be fun. How far did you think it would go? I thought it would go above 90,000 feet. And how far did it go? It went 93,625 feet up. So you surprised yourself with how well you did? Yeah. And just look at what it sent back. Incredible crystal clear images of her hello kitty doll in her own orbit, nearly 18 miles above the earth. When you saw those images that came back to you, what did you think? I told myself, oh, my gosh, this looks so fake, but it was like amazing. And then this. The moment the balloon burst, she put music to it, the song, we are young, and cameras captured it all. When you launched it, how long before it finished its course? It was only in space for about an hour and a half, but it took us three hours to find it. Where did you find it? 47.5 miles away from where we launched it. And we found it in san jose. What grade are you in? I'm in seventh. You're in seventh grade? And you've already launched a mission to space. That's what my teachers say. Did you get an a? I actually haven't done the science fair yet. I hope I get an a. We're pulling for you. Thank you. Will you let me know what you get? I promise. We'll keep you posted. "Good morning america" first thing in the morning. Diane sawyer right back here
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