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Remote Sensing Class Balloon Launch Gallery

April 29, 2010

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    Preparing the camera box

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    Preparing the camera box

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    Guiding the inflation of balloon #1

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    Balloon #1 gains size

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    Just after balloon #1 pops

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    Beginning to inflate balloon #2

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    Balloon #2 near full inflation

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    Attaching the camera box and parachute to the balloon

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    Guiding the balloon to its release point

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    Clear skies await

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    Feeding out the line

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    Balloon, parachute and camera box ascend

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    Balloon rising from the ESF Quad

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    Watching the ascent

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    Success

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

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    Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

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    Near peak height, the curvature of the Earth is visible

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    After the balloon pops, the cameras come down near Poughkeepsie