Students seek a lost weather balloon w/radiation and pressure monitors - $100 reward!
Posted by David Brooks | Monday, October 7, 2013
Two high school students from Plattsburgh N.Y. are looking for a weather balloon that made it to 90,000 feet, carrying monitors of radiation and air pressure, and came out somewhere near Stoddard, N.H..
It was launched Sept. 7, An email they sent out says:
The landing point of the capsule is approximately 1 1/2 miles east of the northern tip of the Robb Reservoir with coordinates 43.042184, -72.041516. Due to the poor cellular reception near the Robb Reservoir, our location software shows a circle of radius about 1 mile.
The balloon is white and is affixed to a Styrofoam capsule with dimensions approximately 12in x 4in x 5 in. Between the balloon skin and research capsule, there is a bright red parachute with a 36 in diameter that should be easily visible. We are willing to reward $100 for the safe
return of this capsule if anyone is able to locate it in the woods. If anyone is able to
locate the balloon or would like more information, they should call Javier’s phone at (310)795-0813. Sincerely, Jake Messner and Javier Yu