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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Lincoln, the Visit

Mark and Alan in the receiver dish tower with the crescent Moon setting in the background

Far Horizons visits the NWS Last Thursday Mark, Geza, Alan Blum and I took a journey down to the National Weather Service (NWS) facility in Lincoln, IL. Our main goal was to witness their procedure for hydrogen balloon launches. We were treated to a wonderful inside access to their facilities and the friendly staff there. …

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How The Wind Blows

The Votes Are In The results of the Doodle poll are in… We’ll be launching on Saturday December 15th. The usual procedures are in place. See you all at 8am on the 15th. To make travel arrangements I will need to have a confirmation of whether you’ll be able to attend this flight by no …

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The Good News, and the Bad News

Ugh, Another Flight Delay The predicted winds continue to blow. 17 mph sustained winds with 23 mph gust out of the south spell disaster for a launch. Those wind speeds are a challenge for any attempt. This mission has a full compliment of payload mass as well. For any of you who have been at …

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