Mini Maker Faire North Carolina Near Space Balloon Launch: Success!

Christopher Gorski wrote in to let us know that NC Near Space Research‘s balloon launch at Mini Maker Faire North Carolina was a success!

NSL-6 photos came out great! We only reached about 60 kft, but we got some great space photos and several of other aircraft, which is a first for us.

NSL-6 Balloon launched at 2:51pm, Saturday, June 18, 2011 from MakerFaire at the NC State Fairgrounds. With a 5 hour flight time, it reached a height of 60,827 ft and traveled 80 miles. Recovered at 7:40pm near Ayden, NC.


I'm a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I'm not tinkering, I'm probably editing a book for Maker Media.

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