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CNNSP-03 (27-Aug-2005)

Launch Time:  12:55 UTC
Launch Location:  Wood River, NE
Max. Altitude:  95,578 ft
Max. Speed:  88 mph
Avg. Speed:  29.7 mph
Avg. Ascent Rate:  1240 ft/min
Avg. Descent Rate:  2664 ft/min
Flight Duration:  1 hr, 52 min.
Distance (Great Circle):  42 miles



This was the first time that we would be launching a balloon without the assistance of NSTAR. We opted to launch from the Wood River High School parking lot. The balloon was filled, payloads checked, and the chase was on.