[TriLUG-announce] September 9 meeting: High Altitude Balloon Flights to Near Space
justis.peters at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 15:16:30 EDT 2010
High Altitude Balloon Flights to Near Space
Presented by Jonathan R. Trappe & Tanner Lovelace
Recently, several LUG members competed in a challenge to gather pictures
of the curved horizon of the Earth from
near-space... not with rockets and elaborate gear, but on the cheap,
using a balloon and consumer-grade equipment.
Jonathan Trappe and long-time LUG member Tanner Lovelace will talk about
the challenge rules, and how the team assembled and weighed ideas
quickly, launching their balloon after just three weeks of planning.
Then we'll hear how things did not quite go as planned, but how these
quick-thinking geeks recovered to achieve their goal.
After the launch and recovery of their high-altitude balloon, this team
was featured on WRAL, NPR news, and on the front page of the News &
Observer! But NOW, they're hitting the big time -- speaking at a TriLUG
Official page: http://trilug.org/node/109
Meetings schedule and details: http://trilug.org/wiki/Meetings_Schedule
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148497808517250
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