In January of 2015 VetRocket proudly sponsored the Earth to Sky Calculus (a group of high school science enthusiasts from Bishop, CA) 67th balloon launch into the stratosphere in hope of deepening knowledge of the upper atmosphere.
The mission was recently featured on spacewather.com. From their website:
The balloon’s payload, which carried two radiation sensors to the stratosphere, traveled more than 94,000 feet high before the balloon popped (in darkness) and parachuted back to Earth, landing in Death Valley National Park. A recovery team had to hike more than 18 miles to retrieve the payload. A first look at the sensors suggests that excellent radiation data were collected during the flight. Later this week, the team hopes to present a summary of recent measurements, so stay tuned.
Hey thanks! This flight was sponsored by the folks at VetRocket, developers of high quality digital radiography products for veterinary applications. Here is their logo en route to the stratosphere.
VetRocket’s generous donation of $500 made it possible to buy the helium and other supplies necessary to get our Space Weather Balloon off the ground.
Readers, if you would like to sponsor a flight and support the students involved in this research, please contact Dr. Tony Phillips for details.