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Home > Balloon Project 2009 > From the Balloon > Up

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The Camera gets turned on50 viewsThe first "Up" picture
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Connecting the Science Package22 viewsFinal preparations for Launch
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Final Adjustments21 viewsDad making final adjustments - Dan's head poking up above the mirror
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Launch!28 views0800am EDT
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Bigger and Darker26 viewsThe balloon is expanding as the air gets thinner - Altitude c 51,000 ft
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Bigger and Darker Still...32 viewsThe blue of the sky gives way to the black of space - Alt c 67,000 ft
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Balloon Burst (1)28 viewsImmediately before balloon burst
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Balloon Burst (2)30 viewsImmediately after balloon burst
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Getting whipped around25 viewsRough ride as the package descends through the jet stream
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Shredded Balloon gets in the Picture38 viewsWhat remains of the burst balloon tumbles around the entire package
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Life is Good26 viewsAs the air gets thicker, the package settles into a nice easy descent - Alt c 26,000 ft
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Almost Home24 viewsImmediately before landing (in the tree)
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