Day 39: High-Altitude Balloon Launch and Recovery

Today, Physics Club launched and recovered a high altitude balloon. It was our fourth launch and we were joined by a couple of junior high students participating in our Science under the Sea project, a physicist from Fermilab, and an alumni who is a HAM radio expert. The ballon burst just over 105,000 feet. We will have to wait and download the data from the onboard GPS to see if we broke last year’s altitude record. The weather was beautiful and the recovery was relatively easy as the payload landed in a field of corn about half-a-mile from a road.


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