Today at Mini Maker Faire North Carolina, NC Near Space Research will, weather permitting, launch a near space balloon at 2:30pm Eastern time. You’ll be able to monitor its progress at their web site, and if all goes well, it should reach a height of at least 75,000 feet today.

After they recover the payload, they’ll post still pictures and other information captured from the journey.

Flickr set: North Carolina Near Space Research at Maker Faire NC