From the CBS 8 Troy Newsroom-- The sky is no limit for a group of high school seniors from Bullock County.
Lonnie Crawford, Clayton Pugh and Supervisor Justin Smoker built a homemade spacecraft using a weather balloon, a Styrofoam cooler and a video camera.
Their mission: To capture near-space altitudes.
But the group got more than they bargained for.
Their device made it to space capturing a visibly curved earth at 115,000 feet.
They say four hours later, they tracked the device using GPS, and found it in a forest near Opelika.