Balloon Disasters and Science Experiments Gone Wrong

Anyone who has ever tried to launch a balloon knows that a million things can go wrong (and will).  Anyone who has ever done science (that includes third grade science fair projects) knows that experiments often fail, sometimes utterly.  So when I had a chance to give a short talk on science gone wrong at the #ScienceFail event, I sure did not lack for subject material.  The talk is posted online here – I hope you get a few laughs at my expense!

I also discuss why I fly balloons.  But why do I have to even say it?  The pictures below are description enough.

A view from our still camera aboard our weather balloon.

A view from our still camera aboard our weather balloon.

View from the stratosphere.

View from the stratosphere.

Our first successful solar balloon lifts off.

Our first successful solar balloon lifts off.

A ten foot solar balloon ready to fly.

A ten foot solar balloon ready to fly.

 

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