Friday, June 02, 2006

Aesop Launch!

This group was ahead of us in the flight cue. Now we are next. I was assigned video duty for this flight. We arrived at the launch site at 10:00 p.m. and the launch was at 4:08 the next moring. The sun never got below the horizon so we never had to work in the dark. That was nice. Inflation started at about 3:00 a.m. It wasn't broad daylight, but it wasn't dark either.

Here is a photo of the inflated balloon just before launch. The Esrange telemetry station is up on the hill in the background.You can track the progress of the flight on the Sweden Campaign web site in the links area.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike! I just thought I would say hey! Looks like you having fun! TTYL.