Make sure you are compliant with all FAA regulations prior to your next launch. In this blog post, we cover all the laws and regulations that apply to Near-Space Balloons to make sure you are prepared and compliant.
In this post, join us as we launch a test payload with our planned equipment (GoPro Camera, Colbert Platform, Astronaut Ice Cream) to ensure everything will be ready for the actual Colbert launch. Come Launch with Us!
This is the story of our launch to assist The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to send Astronaut Ice Cream to near-space for the first time!
Perhaps you recognize this post's cover photo from a recent Late Show with Stephen Colbert skit: Astronaut Ice Cream is a Lie. Indeed, that skit used Launch with Us planning and flight hardware to plan for, execute, and retrieve the space ice cream payload. To make sure that we reached our objective altitude, we had to ensure that we chose the proper launch configuration. How did we do it? More about predicting altitude is below, while more details on the story of the Colbert launch itself will be coming in the next blog posts!
Our return to flight after the winter! This mission conducted a number of experiments that we will be briefing in the weeks to come. This was our first launch with an object being video taped during flight - we launched an apple pie into near-space!