We are hoping for a second launch tomorrow morning; this will carry one of the University of Colorado instruments, so I am particularly eager to see it go.
|The launch site - the bubble of the balloon is visible in the center.|
|Release!! Notice the shower of blue - that is a soft plastic collar that holds the |
is used to gauge the wind direction
|Climbing. The guys to the right of the balloon are still holding the payload, |
waiting for the launch train (the stuff that connects the balloon and payload)
to straighten out.
|The balloon rising into the sky. Beneath it are a parachute, a control module and |
the gondola with the scientific instruments.