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More than 7 million watch eclipse livestream on Charleston-built software

The Post & Courier
Thad Moore
August 30, 2017

More than 7 million people watched Monday’s total solar eclipse on software developed in Charleston.

The Daniel Island startup Stream says that at its peak moment, roughly 400,000 people were tuned into its broadcast of the eclipse. The company partnered with NASAto show what the eclipse looked like from the stratosphere.

The broadcast stemmed from a project conceived at Montana State University to launch high-altitude balloons across the country and capture video of the moon’s shadow speeding across the U.S. The final balloon was launched from a boat off the shore of South Carolina by a team at the College of Charleston.

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