Dates for GSBC have been announced! The window will be 8/11/17 to 8/28/17 in order to align with the 2017 solar eclipse. See the forum for more details.
We are the Ballongineers, we entered last year, Placed 3rd in photo, lost our balloon deep in the cascade mountians at 6,200 ft in a snow bank, rented a search and rescue hellicoptor for retrival and are now ready for a redo as our Raw Egg onl got to 87,000 ft. We have also inspired many of our fellow co-workers to "just do it" Man.We try, We learn, We Fail, We start over tell we get it right!
We plan to do a controlled altitude launch at 80,000 feet with valve release system via two way communication using a rock block. Software and hardware are coming along nicely now. Pre test low altitude flight scheduled for April 10th then wait for clear sky's an good winds
It sounded cool, is a great team event! But most of all it made my by Bucket List right up there with Night Bow Fishing in Louisiana.