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Sunday, June 22, 2008

UX-24 recovered

Other than the usual dings, the UX-24 payload looked much the same as it did when we launched it from the RACK Hamfest last Saturday.

I drove with Carl up to get it. I thought we'd talk to the guy who found it, but he wasn't there. He left the payload on a chair on the porch. We left him a $20 gift card for gas (Should buy him half a gallon) and some pics and a copy of the Metro Pulse article that featured our flight attempts to cross the Atlantic.

We're going to send it back up again some time in the next couple of months to test out a homemade zero-pressure balloon to see how it holds up. Hopefully we'll be landing on dry land come March of 2009 or sooner.