Flight Eight - Floater - March 21, 2017 @ 8:30am
Balloon Size: SBS-13 balloon - LINK
Payload Weight with String: 13.11 grams
Neck Lift: 24.11 grams
Free Lift: 11 grams
Cruising Altitude: 35,000-40,000 feet
Burst (predicted): Shooting for 2 months aloft and 4 trips around the Earth
Time Aloft: 31 days - Lost over Southern Russia
HAM Call Signs: KD0VJI-11
Launch Location: Forestview Middle School
Facebook Page: FMS STEM Facebook Page

UPDATED: April 10, 2017: Our Pico balloon, flying a SkyTracker made by Bill Brown, took 16 days to make one trip around the Earth. As of this posting, we are currently working on our second trip around.

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We were the first middle school in the world to send a scientific balloon around the Earth. How cool is that!!!

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Getting the flaoter ready to fly. Getting the flaoter ready to fly.
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Mr. Brown via FaceTime. The creator of the SkyTracker. Getting the flaoter ready to fly
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Nice picture of the SkyTracker. Nice picture of the SkyTracker and it's solar panels.
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Getting ready to let it go off on it's journey. Up, up and away!