TENTATIVE LAUNCH TIME: 12:00 Noon, Saturday June 16!
Ours is the project involving weather balloon launches for the purpose of collecting pictures from 'near space'--that is, the area above about 62 kft, where the atmosphere is too thin for normal human survival and the photographs begin to look like space (black sky, bright curved earth...).
We again hope to have display boards with a few of the best pictures and diagrams explaining what we're talking about (where is near space? etc.), demonstration models of hardware of the kind that we use, and hopefully a balloon-and-webcam rig above our table, assuming we're allowed again. We'll also be running a slideshow of flight pictures on a laptop at the table. The people at the table will be able to talk to the crowd, answer questions, and explain what's going on -- that is, we're the ones who are doing the launches.
Weather permitting, we'd also like to reprise last year's mid-day launch. Given that and an internet connection, we'll have tracking data available for the parts of our flight where it's available.
Last updated on June 8, 2012 by Maker Faire:NC