Information courtesy of Ron Baalke ....
Marshall Scientists to Launch Weather Balloon; On-board Camera to Broadcast
Images of Leonids Meteors on Web
On Nov. 17, scientists from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's
Space Sciences Laboratory in Huntsville, Ala., plan to launch a weather
balloon carrying a digital camera to about 100,000 feet for a clearer view
of the Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids meteor storm is expected to be the
most spectacular in years.
Scientists will launch the balloon sometime near midnight from
Marshall's Atmospheric Research Facility, dependent upon weather conditions.
Both still images and low-resolution television captured by the on-board
camera will be available online at the Space Sciences Laboratory Web site
Live downlink television also will be carried on cable TV channel 58 over
amateur radio frequency 426.250 Mhz. A special set-up must be followed, and
viewing instructions will be available at the Space Sciences Laboratory Web
For more information, contact Tim Tyson with Marshall's Media
Relations Office at (256) 544-0994 or (256) 544-0034. For an electronic
version of this advisory or more information, visit Marshall's News Center
Web site at: