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Altitude Control System, part II

Our “first draft” altitude control system worked well, but it had a number of problems… First off, it was awkward to use, second, it was larger and heavier than it really needed to be. Finally, it required a separate cutdown system. After the success of the first draft we wondered if we could do better. …

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Flight #97: Up, Up and Away!

Written by Adler Teen Intern Sidney Madden, It was a scorching hot Chicago day when I arrived at the Adler. I was not in the chipperest of moods because it was 7:30 a.m. and I yearned to still be tucked away in my bed. As I walked up and out to meet the campers, I …

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Flight #89: Far Horizon’s Inaugural – “Mission Near Space: 21+”

Lifetime Learners, Lost Transmissions & Cosmic Cosmos What happens when you take the Far Horizons high altitude ballooning program, add enthused adult citizen scientists, and mix in booze? “Mission Near Space: 21 +”  A one-of-a kind, hands on adventure for lifelong learning and adult stratospheric science enthusiasts.                     …

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