Undergraduate Researchers Reach for the Heavens
Physics and Astronomy Lecturer Ralph Gibson ties a safety line to Ellen Weburg '14. The balloon's line is always tied to person inflating it, so that it can't escape before ready to launch.
A cold April morning found members of the Lynch Rocket Lab at the Mt. Washington Regional Airport near Whitefield, N.H. They were preparing to conduct test balloon launches of the GreenCube and another vehicle known as ALTAIR—Airborne Laser for Telescopic Atmospheric Interference Reduction—a project being built for Harvard's dark energy research. (photo by Eli Burak '00)
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