This Month In State College

To Space

On the morning of Sunday, August 19th, Girl Scout Troop 41253, with help from Raytheon engineers Megan Roberts and Dan Muthler, launched a weather balloon at Tudek Park.  Raytheon provided the necessary materials for the launch and we assembled the weather balloon’s payload the Wednesday before we launched it.  The entire thing was encased in a styrofoam cooler box to keep it insulated and protected. We invited the entire Service Unit to come see the launch and we had quite a few girls show up with their parents and siblings.

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