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Weather Balloon Launch on Saturday!

The Technology Club will be launching a high altitude weather balloon tomorrow, Saturday June 3 at McDade Park by the soccer field. Currently, the weather prediction is good for launch and hopefully it will stay that way. We will be setting up at 8 am and hopefully be launching by 9 am. All are invited to check out our first launch and hopefully a successful retrieval. The goal is to collect temperature and pressure data along with near space video. You can see an example at the link below. We hope to continue to do launches in the future with various experiments on board. Anyone wanting to get involved with future launches is more than welcome! This project was possible due to a grant from NASA's Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium and a past dress down day fund raiser.