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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Addendum, Additions, Advancements

March 25th launch into the evening glow

Night Flight Video I posted a video from the night flight on our YouTube channel. You can view it here. We didn’t originally plan on flying a video camera on the mission but I’m glad we did. The GoPros aren’t really made for such low light conditions but it’s nice to see even the low …

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Night Flight Round Up

Jupiter and the Crescent Moon over Illinois from 8,000 feet

It sounds like quite a few “watched” our flight live on aprs.fi so many of you know some of the story. We only achieved a maximum altitude of 10,352 feet through a 3 hour flight. The flight became a valuable lesson on neutral buoyancy. On to the good news. Our goals were to: Perform a …

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Night Flight Update

Jet Stream Map from March 21

Over the past 5 days the predicted path has varied by as much as 15km/day. As of this hour, a 1200ft/min ascent, 90,000ft burst and a 1500ft/min descent puts our landing near I65 10 miles south of Crown Point. This may be due to the unprecedented jet stream configuration over the center of the country. …

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