Mission Launch Anouncement – Flying Squirrel #1
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Meet our intrepid explorer Flying Squirrel One. This very brave explorer will be the first Squirrel Engineering project to be launched in to the upper atmosphere lofted by nothing more than a 36 inch Helium filled party balloon.
During the flight, our explorer will dutifully report temperature, air pressure and altitude back to mission control via radio telemetry. Reports will be sent every minute until ultimately plunging back to the ground in free fall.
Flying Squirrel One is planned to launch on the morning of January 16th, 2018 from a location in the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Stay tuned for more details and updates.