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Neighbor calls police after boy's science project lands in his driveway
Yahoo via 105.5 fm ^ | September 4, 2012 | Ron Recinto

Posted on 09/04/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT by Daffynition

A middle schooler's science project was so alarming to a Manchester, N.H., man that he called police after the contraption landed on his driveway.

Eighth-grader Jack Miron of nearby Walton, N.H., had a grand idea for a science project. The Pine Hill Waldorf student rigged a box that included a video camera, weather recording equipment, flags and a beeping device onto a weather balloon, WMUR reports.

He and his mother launched it from Bedford, N.H., to see what it could record.

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TOPICS: Education; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: aliens; nh; rocketscience; ufo; unidentified
I'm glad the 8th grader wasn't on board.


1 posted on 09/04/2012 1:11:08 PM PDT by Daffynition
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2 posted on 09/04/2012 1:13:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
He and his mother launched it from Bedford, N.H., to see what it could record.

That's NOTHING. HERE is real rocket science:

http://englishrussia.com/2012/07/17/beer-flies-to-space/

Some guys decided to arrange a strange competition between dark and light beer: which one will fly higher to space?

With video at the link.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 1:15:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Daffynition

DHS or someone will be coming after him. Count on it.

Is there anything with launching a weather balloon into an area where there may be air traffic... only if lots and lots of people start doing it.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 1:17:45 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Daffynition

1000 gram weather balloon, took 3/4 bottle of helium to inflate properly IIRC for upper air soundings BITD underway, roughly 1000 ft per minute ascension rate with met package.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 1:21:41 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Here's the cute kid, Jack with a news video story Contains some of the footage of his balloon flight.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.....young Jack doesn't have a hoodie on...what's wrong with this kid?

THX for the images....look like adult projects....not that there's anything wrong with that.:D

6 posted on 09/04/2012 1:21:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

It looks like a mushroomed hollow point.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 1:24:49 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird
Sorry...that's the hoax balloon from some time ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloon_boy_hoax


8 posted on 09/04/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sequoyah101

If it had been in the vicinity of Charlotte NC...you betcha...they’d already have orange prison suits and prisoner ID #s.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 1:32:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Sequoyah101
Is there anything with launching a weather balloon into an area where there may be air traffic... only if lots and lots of people start doing it.


Some rules, but they seem to allow smaller balloons -

http://www.eoss.org/pubs/far_annotated.htm

If you keep it small, the rules may not apply.

10 posted on 09/04/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Daffynition

Looks like a UFO. The neighbor should’a called Sculder and Mully before the USAF.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 1:38:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Daffynition
Wow, Bedford, NH to Manchester, NH. Quite a flight - depending on where it was launched, it probably flew less than 5 miles.

I'm honestly surprised they launched it, as the Manchester Airport is quite close. Just think if that thing would have been sucked into a jet engine.


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12 posted on 09/04/2012 1:47:27 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Daffynition

Oh, no! A young man doing an engineering-related project. Quick, shut it down!

Our generation deserves the economic slide.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 1:58:49 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Daffynition

Looking at that picture, I’m reminded of the Woody Allen line “they usually travel in pairs.” /EYEWTKASBWATA flashback


14 posted on 09/04/2012 2:06:09 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: wxgesr
As a family activity, we've enjoyed those *solar balloons*...fun 'n cheap and they can really get *up* there...with the ideal conditions. :)


15 posted on 09/04/2012 2:13:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Homer Hickham II bump ... go Rocket Boys!!!


16 posted on 09/04/2012 2:14:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: IYAS9YAS

I’m wondering if they came close to a scrabble from Pease Air Force Base? Heh.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 2:16:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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18 posted on 09/04/2012 2:16:57 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: familyop
Bless his little heart. Perhaps this moment of *fame* will ignite a lifelong *passion* [gawd I hate that word] for aeronautics and flight. Bless him and his mom. :)


19 posted on 09/04/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL


20 posted on 09/04/2012 2:21:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

There is no town in NH named Walton, there is a Wilton


21 posted on 09/04/2012 2:27:04 PM PDT by tiger-one
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22 posted on 09/04/2012 2:33:20 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Paladin2

This will be on coast 2 coast tonight.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 2:47:53 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Daffynition
The Pine Hill Waldorf student rigged a box that included a video camera, weather recording equipment, flags and a beeping device onto a weather balloon, ....He and his mother launched it from Bedford, N.H., to see what it could record.

It recorded lots of cops and a DHS Bomb Response Team.

24 posted on 09/04/2012 2:52:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: tiger-one

It should be Wilton. Good catch...every news story I saw....copied the mistake. Heh.

http://www.pinehill.org/


25 posted on 09/04/2012 3:38:48 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Oooo, I’m surprised that Mayor Bloombutt of NYC didn’t have USDA employees round up all the weather balloons then, and toss THEM into a gas chamber like he did all the Canada geese in NYC. Too bad he didn’t “model” for them first.


26 posted on 09/04/2012 3:54:53 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: tiger-one

I grew up there. Great place to grow up (and old).

The Kenyan must go.

27 posted on 09/04/2012 4:51:14 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Daffynition

It had a beeber-like device?....


28 posted on 09/04/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: tiger-one

There is no beach in Fort Walton Beach.
There is no fort, either.......


29 posted on 09/04/2012 5:46:48 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Daffynition

Nice!


30 posted on 09/04/2012 5:53:53 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Paladin2; Daffynition
Looks like a UFO. The neighbor should’a called Sculder and Mully before the USAF.

THE HISTORY CHANNEL


31 posted on 09/04/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: JoeProBono
Mmmmm! Jiffy-Pop!


32 posted on 09/04/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: Sequoyah101

After WW-2 a friend and i bought a weather baloon at the war surplus.

We filled it with hydrogen we made with zink and Hcl, made a long fuse with gun powder and string and glue.

We set it off just about dusk durring rush hour.

I blew up at about 5,000 ft.

It broke a few windows but motorists flooded the cops with calls.


33 posted on 09/04/2012 7:11:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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