• NASA to broadcast first-ever live feeds of total solar eclipse

    By: Brittney Donovan , Action News Jax

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    NASA plans to broadcast the first-ever live images and video of a total eclipse from 30 locations between Oregon and South Carolina in August.

    Students from 57 universities and high schools across the country are participating in the Eclipse Ballooning Project.

    The teams of students will conduct high altitude balloon flights from locations across the total eclipse path in August.

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    The balloons will ascend to 100,000 feet above the Earth and send live video and images from near space to the NASA website and NASA TV.

    The balloons will be released ahead of eclipse totality at 1:17 p.m. on the Oregon coast and 2:47 p.m. on the South Carolina coast on Aug. 21. 

    They will burst after the eclipse ends.

    Organizers said the Eclipse Ballooning Project aims to engage the public in an awe inspiring and educational way right as the eclipse is happening.

    The project is funded by NASA grants.

    The live feeds can be viewed at streameclipse.live.

    More information about the Eclipse Ballooning Project can be found on eclipse.montana.edu and here.

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