Glad you found us. This is the official website for our balloon launch project. We hope you find all the information you need to duplicate this project with your class. Enjoy! We really want to thank all the folks who stepped up and helped us out with this project. Without them it would not have been possible! If you are interested in having a Skype conversation, send us an email. The kids would really enjoy sharing their story with you.
Thanks to the PocketFinder for another successful recovery! Check out flight 06!
Our goal is to encourage the exploration of science and engineering using real world problem solving. Students have the chance to explore the endless rewards of learning in a hands on collaborative environment that promotes self achievement and confidence.
Flight one landed in Danbury, WI. You can see the payload got hung up in a small scrub oak tree. The payload reached a height of 104,685 feet!
Flight two landed in a tamarac swamp just south of McGregor, MN. This flight only made 27,000 feet before the balloon developed a small helium leak.
Flight three landed in Clearwater, MN in a newly planted corn field. The payload reached 85,000 feet before popping.
Flight four landed in Pierz, MN. A perfect launch and recovery. The kids could not have planned it better! We reached 82,438 feet!
Perfect landing. 10 miles south of Staples, MN! We were able to drive right ot the landing spot because of the Pocket Finder! Nice job PF!!!
Perfect flight. Perfect weather and perfect company! 113,080 feet! A new record for us!!!