At the edge of space, the curvature of Earth is reveled. The antenna of the payload is visible at the bottom.

New Visions Engineering Balloon Launch

Our New Visions Engineering class worked with engineers from Lockheed Martin and Staff from Kopernik Observatory and Science Center to launch a high altitude balloon. We placed a digital camera on our payload to capture images during the flight. Kopernik also had a video camera on board. We tracked its location and recovered the balloon and payload in Oxford, New York. Thanks to a local landowner for helping us retrieve the payload from a tree.

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