Rebecca and Kimberly Yeung are participating in NASA’s Eclipse Ballooning project in conjunction with the University of Montana on Aug. 21.
Rebecca, 12, and Kimberly, 10, built their own balloon craft that they will Launch from Casper, Wyoming, into the eclipse’s path of totality.
The craft will carry samples of bacteria that will help them collect data and photos to be shared with NASA.
“We’re working directly and launching with the Montana Space Grant [Consortium], which is sponsored by NASA,” Rebecca Yeung told “Good Morning America” Thursday.
NASA isn’t the first major agency to recognize the sisters for their scientific work — President Obama invited the duo to the White House’s science fair.
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