Balloon Launch Event

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We did it !  We went to SPACE!

On January 30, 2014 @ 10:20am PST we launched a balloon with cameras & GPS into the sky above Whitehorse, Yukon.

Payload ready to launch
Payload ready to launch
Final preparations for balloon launch
Final preparations for balloon launch
Balloon Up and Away
Balloon up and away

Once launched, it floated +100,000 ft up into the stratosphere, popped, and returned to Earth safely via parachute. That was the easy part. Getting it back was a whole other adventure!

The moment the balloon popped
The moment the balloon popped and parachute deployed
Balloon Recovery
Balloon recovery mission

YuKonstruct Balloon off the ground Cold Climate InnovationTemesco HelicoptersAir North

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