Balloon Camera Launch Take 2: Success (almost).

Yesterday, on the campus of Shepherd University, SkyTruth had it’s first (almost) successful launch of our balloon camera. You may recall we attempted to launch our balloon last month but were unsuccessful due to nasty weather conditions. However, with blue skies and a beautiful breeze, we were able to get our balloon off the ground yesterday. The good news? The balloon launch went off without a hitch and it’s strong enough to lift the camera that is attached. The bad news? The camera swings like a drunken sailor. So while we have pictures, we may not be able to figure out exactly what’s IN them. We’ve got some tweaking to do, so stay tuned.