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Eclipse Ballooning Project Makes National News


Posted 08/15/2017
Submitted by Meagan Fazio
Category: In the News

Students and faculty from the University of Hartford and the University of Bridgeport are working together to help NASA live stream the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. The team, which is working with the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC), will launch an eight-foot-tall weather balloon, which will carry a camera for the live stream. A practice launch at UHart on Aug. 9 was covered by approximately 90 media outlets in 23 states, including Connecticut.

Here is a playlist of videos from the extensive television coverage. http://bit.ly/2wCnpgG

The story also appeared on front page of the Hartford Courant's Connecticut section: http://cour.at/2fzbSdV

The Associated Press covered the launch, leading to stories appearing locally and across the country, including U.S. News and World Report, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, and many print and online publications: http://bit.ly/2uOcLks

NPR stations in Connecticut and Rhode Island aired stories about the project. http://bit.ly/2wBHMdD