NASA meteorological balloon falls in Arequipa:... t.co/4hiVtL63XL
I posted 5 photos on Facebook in the album "20160517_COSI_Launch" t.co/cGGaxjmQrq
I posted 2 photos on Facebook in the album "20160517_COSI_Launch" t.co/LxttYgV5Qs
A camera on my top caught my shadow with a parachute during landing right before touchdown in Southern Peru.... t.co/9aqNipgGI3
I've been at float for 46 days! It's been fun, but I'm coming back to earth now. See you soon, Peru! t.co/ggZ0ANCVKe
Maybe I'll go back to New Zealand. It was nice there. t.co/1XiyAE5t3s
I'm just really loving this section of the pacific! t.co/2rqS5wk2Ny
@stratoballoon everyone needs a little tropical vacation now and then 🏝
Just taking a lazy day meandering around the South Pacific... t.co/1XiyAE5t3s
I've done a complete circumnavigation (is it really a navigation if I can't steer, though?) Hi, New Zealand! I missed you
Today I passed over Chile and am currently floating over Argentina. Signing out for the night. ¡Buenas noches!
And you all thought I was trying to write Cosi in cursive with my flight path!
I've been floating 11 days. Approaching south America!... t.co/H1fJMpQbwB
NASA/COSI telescope project covered in WIRED magazine. Steve Boggs quoted. t.co/vheQjseh5X
I posted 15 photos on Facebook in the album "20160517_COSI_Launch_phone" t.co/aDj2l0rISc
Got this cool selfie with my alien friend and passenger from space! t.co/Ykv5Kk4K8P
I posted 7 photos on Facebook in the album "20160517_COSI_Launch" t.co/vm8IredD9a
Inflation is over! See the hoses floating around? t.co/vGYGhVES94
Starting inflation of the tow balloon! This will lift up the top of the large balloon during its inflation
Helium trucks and the spool and the balloon being laid out t.co/64LUb0ESwo
Here I am on the flight line, waiting as CSBF lays out the balloon. t.co/rMrequDfVV
The balloon is out to on the flight line with me! Watch here at t.co/ggZ0ANCVKe
There I am hanging from the launch vehicle. Keeping my fingers crossed (metaphorically) for a launch! t.co/ahY7fgJ0EV
@nzfatmatt I wasn't here last time in Wanaka! Last year they didn't fly a science instrument. But I think they only waited about 2 weeks
We are so glad to have another opportunity for launch attempt after waiting for a period of time. Let's keep our... t.co/DifqNH30oQ
Last year the first snow in Wanaka was on May 25. I hope I'm in space before the first snow this year!
No launch tomorrow. Looks like I'll be enjoying Wanaka for a little longer...
@dannycbowman the high altitude winds are good until July / August. I will launch someday!
I've been flight ready for month and a day. Too bad the weather doesn't look good for tomorrow or the day after. I blame El Niño.
Just sitting here getting calibrated. Unfortunately the weather isn't good for launching me in the next few days 🙁 t.co/Y9SNZdQust
What did we do while waiting for a good launch opportunity?... t.co/1Lh9bqh4nH
@dannycbowman - the payload was on the runway but the balloon stayed inside.
I'm just hanging out while my team checks my detectors and telemetry t.co/v0O9sRExzD
Carolyn getting ready to put on my back panel and tape the last temperature sensors in place (look at her hard hat!) t.co/Yi21q7ASYm
Brent untangling my Ethernet cable in preparation for rolling me outside! t.co/hZukwVc0k0
I might launch tomorrow! McBride is making sure I don't have any grounding loops t.co/tRWBHlehAb
I might launch tomorrow morning, probably around 9 AM New Zealand time (2 PM pacific time). Stay tuned for updates
No launch tomorrow or the next day. But maybe, just maybe, a chance for Wednesday morning (New Zealand time)
The balloon is leaving the hangar and heading out to the flight line t.co/BhyiBd3eRo
I'm hanging from the launch vehicle! I'll be here for the next few hours t.co/faN9cb0YxM
Thanks for the good luck chocolate, Maïca!! I only eat electricity, but my team thought the chocolate was great 🙂 t.co/1XT1CPONGa
I might get launched tomorrow! The launch window is 8am - 10am New Zealand time (1-3pm pacific time). Stay tuned!
Trying to launch tomorrow. Launch window is 8-10am NZT, 1pm-3pm PDT
New day, same story. No launch tomorrow or the next day. Stay tuned my friends!
It's just a little too windy! My launch attempt for this morning has been cancelled!
[2016/04/09] COSI Update - Everything looks good so far in our first attempt. Proceeding to flight line now. t.co/m3EDEceOdM
Here's the parachute and the back of the launch vehicle (I'm hanging from the front) t.co/3lyW3grApl
Just one side panel left before I'm ready for launch t.co/JOzddHuXLm
I might launch later this morning!! Here's the launch vehicle waiting to pick me up t.co/dmoI777t9W
Possible launch opportunity tomorrow. My launch window beings at 8am NZ time, 1pm PDT
While I wait to launch, my team is making sure that my gps and I can figure out where in the sky sources are t.co/jGnqtzWLMA
No launch tomorrow or the next day. Still waiting for the perfect conditions before I fly!
I have a new friend on my antenna boom! Guess I won't get lonely during flight t.co/hh5NuBEqQj
While we wait for the weather to be perfect, my team is calibrating me with an extended source t.co/HirlRsfFMU
No launch for @COSIBalloon tomorrow... The next day looks unlikely too but no official word about that yet
I'm ready to launch! Just waiting for the perfect day. Tomorrow is a no-go, I'll update you when I find out more!
Now that I passed compatibility, I'm officially flight ready! We just need to wait for some good weather...
Cute video of the "COSI selfie" during the hang test yesterday from NASA (by Bill Rodman) t.co/qdR0J2jQET
Astrophysicists prepare for launch: Boggs is excited because this is a pioneering opportunity tomap thewhole sky. t.co/r8KldYiXgq
I'm taking selfies! You can just barely see the camera at the end of my selfie stick t.co/7xqI7s25mW
International research team prepares for NASA balloon launch in Wanaka :... t.co/3xKu8ScJ4w
I'm glad my team has the doors open so I can see all these planes! t.co/hvGNmZGHUH
There's an airshow at the airport this weekend: warbirds over Wanaka. I get to see some cool planes! t.co/GHzOzhL1yU
I'm getting calibrated some more! Soon I'll be great at measuring polarization. t.co/8jccC4OpOB
Carolyn is making me new side panels! The foam will keep me at a good temperature in flight. t.co/e9j6gRYzmP
I'm in a press release! NASA Scientific Balloon Team Hopes to Break Flight Duration Record with New Zealand Launch t.co/RCuXUnky8d
Everyone has to wear vests to safely visit me outside t.co/GHlTJU5bdp
COSI grew bigger wings! Alex, McBride and I are integrating our payload with CSBF in Palestine, TX t.co/YlVfuRpjsh
Preparing for our upcoming super pressure balloon flight from Wanaka, New Zealand in April 2016!
Brrr! I said it's cold up here. There must be some COSI in the atmosphere!