Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

By Pauline Oo

This summer, physics students will once again launch weather balloons reaching altitudes up to 21 miles above the earth’s surface — that’s three times higher than planes fly! The giant latex balloon will carry a parachute, a GPS tracking system, a GoPro camera and two insulated boxes filled with data-collection equipment.

Photo: Rebecca Zenefski, by Rebecca Studios

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See pre-flight photos and a launch video at stkate.edu/magphotos

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MAOL Cert ’14, MBA '16

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