18-mile-long object passing over Alaskan skies

An unusual object will pass through the sky tonight. The beach ball-sized body and an 18-mile-long tether will be released from a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite as part of a student experiment. One of the project’s mentors, aerospace engineer Tom Tessier in Winnepeg, Manitoba, says the extreme length of tether makes the mission a record-breaker.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks