We have a lot of creative and ambitious people in Tri-Cities. Ben Messinger is one of them. Ben and his family wanted to see how high they could fly their balloon and how well they could track it using what he called "amateur radio telemetry technology." They also wanted to get some photos of the Tri-Cities area. We're glad they did, and we're VERY glad they uploaded it to YouTube. It's crazy to see Tri-Cities from 23.8 miles up. It's not quite to the stratosphere, but it's very close and very impressive. The video clocks in at just under 10 minutes, but it's worth watching every second.

I find this video to be inspiring. It's a man and his family doing something great together, plus there's an amazing view! Thanks, Ben for sharing this gift with all of us!

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