Nerd Alert: Santa Barbara Nonprofits to Launch Balloon into Space
Photo by Marion Doss via Flickr.
The balloon will gather images and data collected on its journey to the stratosphere and beam it back via various channels.
The launch is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday near Stearn's Wharf in Santa Barbara, though organizers warn that wind conditions may warrant relocation. In the post-Space Shuttle era, this may be about as exciting a space launch as you'll get to see. Or not.