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Looking for missing experimental balloon and payload

 

Last updated 11/17/2017 at Noon



Within the past month, five scouts from Manhattan Beach, Calif. launched a high altitude balloon. This balloon goes up into the atmosphere at least 100,000 meters and expands to about 25 feet across. Attached to the balloon is a payload containing many experiments such as what would happen to popcorn in a high altitude.

Sadly, there was a miscommunication and the satellite tracker had not been turned on. The predicted landing area was within 10 miles of Fallbrook. We ask that you keep a look out for it. The payload is big and wrapped in tin foil. Inside, there is various important informat...



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