The solar eclipse provided the perfect reason for a number of amateurs to launch high altitude balloons. AMSAT-UK is the place to go and read more about amateur radio space exploration and amateur radio satellites.
Southampton space flight launched MAJORA and OLAF (pictures on their website)
Further launches are detailed on the UK High Altitudes website and these included MARVIN, KRYTEN, EAGLE and an APRS beacon GEMINI 1 (Callsign LZ2WIN-11 on 434.5 MHz).
I tracked Buzz, with its altitude peaking at 30 KM above the earth. Using a special version of FLdigi detailed here I was able to track, decode and upload the position of Buzz every few seconds.