Bowling Green, Ky – On Monday, July 14th, a statewide collaborative effort called Kentucky Space will launch its first high altitude balloon. The student project involves students from universities across the Commonwealth. WKU Professor Dr. Karen Hackney is director of the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium. She says the balloon will travel to "the edge of space"--nearly 20 miles into the air, to provide data for a number of communication and launch projects. She spoke with our Dan Modlin.