Friday, March 8, 2013

Husky High Altitude Balloon

Husky III was recovered at 7:30 pm on Merrill Island in the middle of Squam Lake. The balloon had traveled 50 miles. It was found 60 ft high in a maple tree hanging from a lone branch. After several solo attempts by Mr. Fay to retrieve the balloon, it was necessary to call in a professional. Our climber scaled the tree in pitch black dark using the aid of only a headlamp. We appreciate the help of local friend Kevin McBournie who help navigate the search.

Mr. Fay was able to download the data from the GoPro, which revealed some amazing photos of the curvature of the earth. Mission Accomplished.

Photos coming soon.

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