RoboDawgs Balloon sets height and distance record


Early morning shot from balloon launch on December 28, 2013. Note Rivertown Crossings Mall in the foreground

Grandville High School RoboDawgs

Sunrise over Grand Rapids


High Altitude Balloon looking down on Earth


Balloon reaches approximately 130,000ft before returning payload to earth

The RoboDawgs did, indeed, set a new height and distance record for the team’s high altitude weather balloon launches. This one, launched December 28th and recovered on December 30, 2013 hit an estimated height of 130,000ft. The balloon traveled just under 450 miles “as the crow flies”, and it was recovered by friends of the team from New York state. Thank you to Christine, Daniel, Cristel, Kyanna, Shawn, Bree, and Maelyn for all their help tracking down and sending back our balloon payload! See their note below – and thanks for joining us on thie adventure!

Letter received from the family that jumped in to help us by retrieving our balloon payload from a ravine in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

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