Space Balloon

19 time Emmy Award Winning Team

 

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FIRST TEST BALLOON LAUNCHED NOV 29th 2012
    Our first test balloon launched flawlessly from the National Weather Service Station near Detroit.  The balloon traveled just over 92 miles southeast into Canada.  The flight lasted about an hour and 15 minutes and we estimate the altitude between 60,000 and 80,000ft.  The balloon splashed down 3 miles offshore into Lake Erie.  The capsule gave us a GPS fix for 40 minutes and then stopped transmitting.  We did not recover the capsule or the camera footage.  It was still a great test and we now know to Launch the 2nd balloon much further west!!  Thanks to everyone for their support on the project and thanks to the MASSIVE amount of media attention that we got from our first launch.  We are re-energized for the next Launch and a full success.  We are looking again for sponsors to join us in the next launch.  Thanks to our current sponsors, Balloons Galore, SPOT GPS, MSU TISM Dept and the School of Journalism.
Please check out all of our Media Coverage below:







          Channel 4 in Detroit













                                                                                   The Detroit Free Press

Canadian News from Landing





                                                
                                                  WKAR Radio Story #1                       WKAR Radio Story #2


 Fox 47 Segment

                                              












Space Balloon #1
GPS Data














                                            Director Troy Hale Talks about the
                                            Space Balloon Project:







Join our Adventure!!!

We are looking for 1-2 Main “On Camera” Sponsors like this: 



We are also looking for Balloon Capsule sponsors


Sponsors will also get their names in the Behind the Scenes Documentary Film that will be produced along with the art/museum installation.

We plan to invite media and sponsors to our Launch Event.  Balloon Footage will be given to all Sponsors for their Advertising.  Some footage will also be shared with the Media for Launch day coverage.

here for more information!






Original Concept:
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/MSU-students-test-weather-balloon-for-documentary/-/1719418/17598716/-/tuo6fb/-/index.htmlSpace_Balloon_files/Free%20Press%20Pic.shapeimage_2_link_0

First Balloon Launch: 11/29/12

Distance Traveled: 92 miles

Altitude: Estimated 60,000-80,000ft

Launched From: Detroit

Landed: Canada, Lake Erie - Not recovered

Next Launch: TBA