Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Launching a weather balloon


BMGM wears very unflattering cargo pants and an even more fattening latex balloon! There's a Vaisala 92-SGP instrument package/payload attached to this 200 gram balloon. For the tropical sounding missions, we used a 600 gram balloon.

Bad Dad was flying overhead with a spectrometer. A satellite we were calibrating was flying higher still.

We are back. The first day of school went fine in our absence. She's very enthusiastic about the school year. She came home and practiced her German dialogue with us. (Bad Dad learned to speak German before English and I had studied it in HS and college.)

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