Bolton School Senior Boys

Scenes from the Stratosphere

The Bolton School In Space (BSIS) High-Altitude Balloon Project finally achieved lift off in June 2014!

After months of planning, preparation and testing, six staff and students involved in the project packed their equipment into the minibusand travelled down to the launch site in Cambridgeshire. The balloon reached a height of 108,000 feet, making this the 50th highest launch ever out of the UK and the 75th highest worldwide.

Read more about the launch day adventure here.

Visible Atmosphere

Visible Atmosphere

Capsule interior

Capsule interior

Launch-site preparations

Launch-site preparations

Final touches

Final touches

Inflating the balloon

Inflating the balloon

Looking back on the launch site

Looking back on the launch site

Incredible view

Incredible view

Curvature of the Earth

Curvature of the Earth