...or at least to the edge of space. On Dec. 1st a set of 4 astro-bears were launched on a helium balloon which reached the edge of space at 30,085 meters over England. Translated to feet, that's 98,704 feet above the Earth. The bears were an experiment by a student organization at Cambridge University in England, along with a science club and community college. The student's ages were between 14-18 years old.
I did take a rocketry class when I was in Jr. High, but my rockets only went up a few hundred feet. Damn kids these days, I want to go play with balloons like that!