Finishing up the capsule before the launch.
All suited up!
Five 220 cubic feet tanks of helium.
Nexus S running Google Maps for Mobile.
This one seems kind of artistic.
A mother and her daughter stop by to check out what we're working on.
Commander of the spacecraft.
Inflating the balloon.
And its off!
A bit dark for a clear shot, but you can see the city lights.
This balloon is bigger (it has expanded!) all the way up here.
Overlooking Earth at over 100,000 ft.
Turbulence once the balloon popped.
Slowly falling back down.
Tracking the locations of the payloads.
We found one of our payloads in a vineyard near Fresno.
Another recovered payload, found in a field.
We found this one in a lake!
The paths of the balloons in Google Earth.
The speed and altitude of the jet stream can be determined by the spike in this graph. About 130 mph at 35,000 ft.
Altitude of the balloons over time.