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Practice For Eclipse Day

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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!