2017 Total Solar Eclipse will cross the nation from Oregon to South
Carolina on August 21, 2017, with the point of maximum totality in
western Kentucky. Kentucky students will fly payloads to the edge of space and livestream video of the eclipse as it happens from above.
At T-62 days until the eclipse our team completed our second successful double balloon launch. With our small team of only nine students we were able to fill and launch two balloons from Russelville Airport in Russelville, Kentucky.
This launch was a national practice for all Eclipse Ballooning Project teams, meant to simulate the number of balloons in flight on eclipse day. We were able to stream the first 15 minutes of flight on both balloons.
Special thanks to the staff at Russelville airport for allowing us to use their facilities, and for the excellent aerial photos of the launch!