A Balloon Flight!

Most of you know I really enjoy the high-altitude ballon flights and there is a new solar telescope taking a ride tomorrow – if all goes well of course.

The Balloon-borne Investigation of Temperature and Speed of Electrons in the corona, BITSE seeks to explain how the Sun spits out the solar wind.

Launch location: New Mexico

Participating space agencies: NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, or KASI.

The docking of the Soyuz cargo-spaceship may be attempted later today or tomorrow (depending on where you are). I’ll put up a link just in case.

UPDATE: Well shoot, the post did not publish this morning. Well here it is and an new docking time and date for Soyuz. MONDAY night at 15:38 UT.