- Posted October 25, 2009 by
High Altitude Ballooning, University of Southern Indiana
Attached are more photos of the October 24, 2009 high altitude ballooning flight by engineering students at the University of Southern Indiana located in Evansville, IN.
Windy conditions at the launch site, the Mt. Vernon, IL airport, made it challenging to keep the balloon stable as it was being filled with helium.
Launch occurred at 11 a.m. CDT, with landing nearly 2.5 hours later in Daviess County, IN.
The pods, parachute and balloon remnant landed in a tree next to West Boggs Lake.
The students extracted half the pods with a makeshift board and stick contraption.
The remainder of the flight system was retrieved by linesmen from the local electric company, Daviess-Martin REMC.