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Another C-130 flight over Mexico

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Instrument comparison in flight

Today we flew another flight of the C-130 examining the change in the urban plume as it is processed in the atmosphere. Because there are several aircraft involved in MILAGRO, it is important to compare...more

Ruins at Zempoala

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Balloon Launch!

Yesterday, we launched our first balloon. This was a test flight to make sure that all the hardware and software was functioning as planned. The two small black spheres in the picture are tracer balloons....more

Short Flight

We launched a balloon at around 3:00 local time from a site outside Mexico City. Unfortunately, the flight only lasted about an hour because the balloon went higher than it was supposed to and the flight...more

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