Talk about a field trip!

Students from the University of Maine's High Altitude Ballooning group are in South Carolina today on a mission for NASA!

They'll be helping to provide people around the world with a live view of the total eclipse from the edge of space. UMaine says the contingent, led by engineering professor Rick Eason, is part of the history-making NASA-sponsored project the “Great American Eclipse.” Students from 55 teams nationwide will launch high-altitude balloons equipped to live stream aerial footage of this rare phenomenon to the NASA website.

Maine won't be in the path of "totality" for today's eclipse (the sun won't completely disappear), but we will be directly in the path of the next one in 2024!

...remember: Don't look at the sun!