Reaching New Heights

A view from above. GoPro HD cameras and Geoforce helped Derry Area High School “Mythbusters” class take their projects to new heights!

 

A follow up to the blog Geoforce Launches Product in a Whole New Way.   Late last week, Geoforce got word from Derry Area High School “Mythbusters” teacher, Brian Clawson, that the vessel they had launched into the atmosphere with the help of a Geoforce prototype device had been retrieved.

On the afternoon of the launch, the prototype gps device reported its final resting location in Smyran, Delaware – over 200 miles away from the launch site. Once school was out, Clawson and a fellow teacher set out down the road to retrieve the device. Along the way, Clawson made contact with the local fire department who confirmed that the vessel was safe, but stuck in a 65 foot tree.   The class opened the vessel to find all of its inner belongings intact and functioning properly. Clawson told us, mathematically, they calculated the vessel to have reached between 115,000 and 120,000 feet.   It took a bit longer than expected, but the images the GoPro HD camera obtained were breathtaking. If you are just tuning in to the “Mythbusters” project, check out the blog from the day of the launch to get more details of what this incredible class accomplished.