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Remote Sensing Class Balloon Launch GalleryApril 29, 2010

  • students Preparing the camera box

    Preparing the camera box

  • Preparing the camera box

    Preparing the camera box

  • Guiding the inflation of balloon number one

    Guiding the inflation of balloon #1

  • ballon one grows

    Balloon #1 gains size

  • ballon one popped

    Just after balloon #1 pops

  • inflating ballon two

    Beginning to inflate balloon #2

  • balloon two almost full

    Balloon #2 near full inflation

  • Attaching the camera box and parachute to the balloon

    Attaching the camera box and parachute to the balloon

  • Guiding the balloon to its release point

    Guiding the balloon to its release point

  • Clear skies await

    Clear skies await

  • Feeding out the line

    Feeding out the line

  • Balloon, parachute and camera box ascend

    Balloon, parachute and camera box ascend

  • Balloon rising from the ESF Quad

    Balloon rising from the ESF Quad

  • students watching the ascent

    Watching the ascent

  • success

    Success

  • The cameras, shooting in timed sequence, capture the Quad from above

    The cameras, shooting in timed sequence, capture the Quad from above

  • Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

    Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

  • Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

    Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

  • After the balloon pops, the cameras come down near Poughkeepsie

    After the balloon pops, the cameras come down near Poughkeepsie