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Greetings from the Gannon High Altitude Ballooning Team! We have
been diligently working for the past two years in preparation for
the total solar eclipse that will be happening on Monday August
21st, 2017. With collaborations from NASA, Montana
State University, and other universities across the country, we
have been building a system that will be tethered to a high
altitude balloon to travel over 80,000 feet to near space.
The system will include live streaming video cameras and a still
image camera to capture the solar eclipse throughout its
duration. Our Gannon Ballooning Team will be traveling to
Cadiz, Kentucky to capture the eclipse at the longest duration of 2
minutes and 30 seconds. Over 50 teams from all around the country
will be trying to accomplish this same task to live stream the
eclipse along the entire path that will begin in Oregon and reach
all the way to South Carolina. Although a partial eclipse should be
visible from Erie, Pennsylvania, we are excited to share our plans
with everyone and encourage you to watch the live streaming videos
of the solar eclipse through the NASA website. We are proud
to represent Gannon University and are always looking for new
experiences to share and bring to our community.
Dr. Wookwon LeeElectrical and Computer Engineering