30 000 feet above the ground

Posted by Shazy on Saturday, August 20, 2011

30 000 feet above the ground. A group of four Spanish students and their teacher from school IES La Bisbal in Catalonia launched a homemade weather probe. The probe was designed by students and consisted of a helium-filled ball , electronics for the measurement readings of the atmosphere and the camera. Obtained the permission of the representatives of aviation and waiting for good weather, they have launched a probe, which climbed to an altitude of more than 30 thousand meters above sea level, flows through the wind, whose speed reaches 100 km / h and the temperature to-54C, and flew 38 kilometers in 2 hours, 10 minutes.