Showing one of the flight capsules.
Comparing the altitudes of things above the sea level.
Giving a class presentation about atmosphere and weather balloons.
Showing a latex balloon like the one we will be flying on the 20th.
The W0ZC-13 capsule which will be on the bottom of the flight string.
A close up of the new ptFlex board. The small board to the left is a filter board for the Qwiic I2C connector. I was having some GPS lock issues with one of the sensor boards (not being flown on 2019a).
The dual down-facing video cameras. They are fixed in position, with the hopes of generating some stereoscopic video.
This is the W0ZC-11 capsule, which will be on top.
One (of two) ArduinoTrack trackers that will be flying. It has a new firmware release on it being tested which fixes a couple of bugs.
The tried and true Canon CHDK still camera.
The upward facing dash cam on the top package.
Recovery near Udall, KS. The landing site was about 1/8 mile off of the highway in a plowed field.
A large portion of the balloon came back with this flight.
Capsules all laid out neatly.
Preparing the capsules before starting to fill.
Explaining the process to the Morgan school.
Prepping the balloon for fill.
Checklists are important!
Nearing complete fill.
Moving the payloads into launch position.
Lift off from Morgan School.
Just before burst around 95,000'.
Clouds and their shadows.
Coming down south of Wichita.
The last photo from the onboard still is just before touchdown. A large chunk of the balloon can be seen falling just above the payloads.