Weather Balloon Test - nwherald

Weather Balloon

Lathan Goumas - Fifth graders at Spring Grove Elementary School in Spring Grove watch as pilot Paul Kaup prepares to drop a weather gondola from the top of a fire ladder to test a parachute for a weather balloon. The fifth graders plan to send up a weather balloon to an altitude of 100,000 feet as part of the Adopt-A-Pilot program. For a gallery of photos go to

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