.@NASA video about .@GRIPSballoon recovery in #Antarctica. I am the pink hat and .@hazbain is in orange. www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-funded-balloon-recovered-a-year-after-flight-over-antarctica
NASA article with film footage of the @GRIPSballoon recovery from Antarctica this winter by @NDuncanSolar & myself! www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-funded-balloon-recovered-a-year-after-flight-over-antarctica
Meanwhile, we visited NOAA's ARO facility here at Pole and collected our own samples of the clearest air on Earth.… twitter.com/i/web/status/811115947666894848
The ole @GRIPSballoon luck, with regards to the weather, is back. Still waiting at Pole for good weather to fly out to the GRIPS site.
Congrats to the BACCUS, ANITA IV and STO-2 balloon teams who have all launched this season from LDB McMurdo. t.co/yZu62bNCS6
The Twin Otter plane arrived at South Pole a few of days ago. We are waiting on good weather for our reconnoissance flight to @GRIPSballoon
It's been great to get to know our extended groom and mountaineering team while we wait out the weather delays @GRIPSballoon
The @GRIPSballoon team is currently waiting for a Twin Otter plane to arrive at South Pole before we can get out on a reconnoissance flight.
Last year, NASA set a record for latest Antarctic balloon launch (@GRIPSballoon); this year, the earliest. The clim… twitter.com/i/web/status/803544205188599808
@NDuncanSolar and I are on the ice. We're going through field safety training before heading out to recover .@GRIPSballoon
The .@GRIPSballoon is at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station safe and sound!
We've spent that last few days preparing for the .@GRIPSballoon recovery in McMurdo, sending cargo to Pole for stage 2.
The .@GRIPSballoon team survived happy camper training out on the Ross Ice Shelf. It was actually too hot in our tents.
Getting ready for Deep Field Shakedown training. A mini field camp training out on the Ross ice shelf before we really go into the field.
Relativistic electron precipitation event from .@GRIPSballoon Antarctic flight t.co/8J9wo8Skg1
Check out NASA's feature on the @GRIPSballoon launch: www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-funded-balloon-launches-to-study-sun Photo credit: Albert Shih @Calidarien t.co/73P3HPguM3
Congrats @Calidarien @hazbain @NDuncanSolar and NASA/Berkeley team on successful @GRIPSballoon launch in Antarctic! twitter.com/antarcticreport/status/689267875748556800
Thank you everyone who has supported us throughout the project, at home, here in Antarctica and today's launch! We very much appreciate it!!
@GRIPSballoon is at 108,000 ft!
Happy .@GRIPSballoon monitoring ascent from the deck! t.co/83sJfyq6nC
The @GRIPSballoon will shed light on most powerful explosions in solar system: solar flares @NASAGoddard @UCBerkeley twitter.com/NDuncanSolar/status/689263746800160768
. @GRIPSballoon has left the atmosphere!!!!
It is gone!!!!! @GRIPSballoon
@GRIPSballoon That is pretty awesome. yeah! Congrats!
Started balloon inflation!!! Apparently that means we're 3/4 of the way there .@GRIPSballoon
Thanks for cleaning the NASA/LDB camera lenses Gerald! .@GRIPSballoon t.co/oBLYQ1JJ8N
Laying out the flight train and balloon!! t.co/HpCBziAWQp
Good luck @GRIPSballoon!! We're rooting for you!
From the @GRIPSballoon team: it will take about 45 mins to inflate the balloon so launch will be at least 45 mins from now. Fingers crossed!
Laying out the @GRIPSballoon balloon and the parachute!! Getting closer!
.@GRIPSballoon balloon box moving to the launch pad!!! t.co/XIHoFHKLUS
Fleet ops moving out with the helium!! .@GRIPSballoon t.co/cL2wPkUUh7
Moving to the launch pad!!!!!! .@GRIPSballoon
@GRIPSballoon I know. Hope your baby be launched soon. Its very hard to wait for the right weather there. Keep on ! twitter.com/GRIPSballoon/status/689173401710166016
Fresh powder at LDB for rollout number 8. Window opens at 2pm local, 5pm PST, 8pm EST, 10pm GMT .@GRIPSballoon t.co/JVTsZRdE8N
Cancelled by 18mph gusts @ 450ft. We need calm winds at all altitudes. Weather update in 3hrs. Thx for all the support today!
Checklists are complete and systems ready. Hopefully moving to the launch pad soon!
The pilot ball with tether is looking good! We want a tether without kinks. Kinks = wind! t.co/zZWFVyhIXA
The weather window for launch attempt number 6 will begin around 10am local, 1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm GMT. No whistling, it brings the wind
We can actually see Mount Erebus this morning, that's a good start! .@GRIPSballoon t.co/qgY7vYl3KC
After days of bad weather we have a launch window today. Starting at 14:00 local, 17:00 PST, 20:00 EST and 01:00 GMT. Finger crossed!
The weather hasn't improved. No rollout or launch window today.
We are cancelled for the day. A weather system that was due to move in tmrw arrived early. Wind speed was to high to even stay outside.
We're out the door for launch attempt number 5 .@GRIPSballoon t.co/zCb8n0d5h6
And we're cancelled for the day. Still foggy and windy out here. We'll try again tomorrow.
Good morning from a cold and foggy LDB. Launch attempt 4. Rollout underway .@GRIPSballoon t.co/o7UPmHjrLD
Launch update: we'll have another launch attempt tomorrow morning! 10am local, 1pm PST, 4pm EST, 9pm GMT!
Blog post about the "forgotten" @GRIPSballoon proposal from 2006 and how things could have been different grips.ssl.berkeley.edu/the-forgotten-grips-proposal/
Over the weekend we've been on a weather hold. It looks like the next available launch window will be Jan 6th .@GRIPSballoon
That's it folks, we're scrubbed for the night. Winds are still too high. 🙁
Support from the galley in town, from a couple of days ago .@GRIPSballoon t.co/N1ar7mbgaf
The winds from this afternoon have died down a bit. We're back at LDB. Rolling out before the bells! .@GRIPSballoon t.co/1XqB5P4dYv
@GRIPSballoon To all GRIPS and NASA launch teams All our best wishes for a happy and healthy New year of 2016 From: Brazil SOLAR-T team
Latest update: we have a possible launch window at 6:30am tomorrow. That's 9:30am PST. We'll be rolling out at 11:30pm (2:30am PST) tonight!
Due to bad weather, the earliest launch for .@GRIPSballoon will be January 2nd.
Storm system coming through the area, no launch today 🙁 .@GRIPSballoon
Good morning for high bay 2 .@GRIPSballoon ready for rollout. t.co/NHGhscxPIp
.@GRIPSballoon launch scrubbed for today. Second attempt tomorrow. twitter.com/hazbain/status/681337082598428673
Launch cancelled for today. We'll be showing for a 2nd attempt first thing tomorrow morning .@GRIPSballoon
@GRIPSballoon The Sun is warming up for you with a high C flare!
Delayed for another hour to see how the winds around us evolve. It's beautiful at LDB, but we're in an patch of good weather .@GRIPSballoon
Checklists done, @GRIPSballoon is flight ready! Waiting to see if low level winds calm down before moving to launch field.
Out of the highbay, hooking up to launch vehicle. Live CSBF feed is up www.csbf.nasa.gov/antarctica/ice.htm
Gondola is buttoned up, check lists are underway and The Boss launch vehicle is moving into position. t.co/2UKL7ASbqM
The #ANSMET team visited the highway yesterday while they are stuck in McMurdo on a weather delay caslabs.case.edu/ansmet/2015/12/14/making-the-most-of-a-delay/ @GRIPSballoon