Flight but no Pictures
There is some good news and bad news about our flight. The cranes flew on 29 November and they traveled to the stratosphere, reaching an altitude of 31 km. Unfortunately, the camera failed just before launch and did not record the journey. The attached screenshot shows how it looked just before liftoff. The display was roughed up a bit when it landed in the desert, and a few of the cranes escaped onto the desert floor. Imagine, Harleston cranes going AWOL in Death Valley. That is definitely a First! But they have been recovered. The good news is our globe can be restored for a second flight, probably next week.