My First High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Launch

Last week I had the privilege of being involved in my first high altitude balloon, or HAB launch into (near) space. I’m hoping that this will become the first of many!

Paul Banks, a Digital Inclusion Officer for Wigan Council, headed up the launch. He was assisted by Rob Jones and Pete Bell, who also do ballooning in the North West. The project also engaged two Wigan Borough Primary School classes, who were following our progress from the classroom throughout the day.

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