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The 10th mission of DREAMS, Doing Research at Extreme Altitudes by Motivated Students, culminated at 1:30pm today. The Hydrogen filled balloon lifted 11.5 pounds of imaging, tracking, and science payload off of the plains of Auburn University at 8am. The payload included a new satellite based tracking system, a new near-space video-based experiment platform, and a Perchlorate experiment in Mars like conditions.
The mission followed wind predictions very well but landed short of the predicted flat farm land to end up in a heavy swampy forest at the top of a 80 feet tree. The owner of the property ended up being a Columbus High School and Auburn University graduate and provided the chain saw to help with the payload recovery.
Here are some images from the DREAMS-10 launch. They include some Auburn campus shots on the way up. They also include images of Columbus and Fort Benning, with some dramatic atmospheric layer shots. http://dreams.columbus2space.org/D10/
DREAMS-11 will take
place in a few weeks in the Mojave desert, and
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