This week we brought you the story of Troy Hale, a filmmaker and media instructor at Michigan State University. He built a homemade weather balloon, minus the weather equipment. Hale worked with the National Weather Service in Pontiac to launch the balloon, which was equipped with digital cameras to record the journey. The balloon didn’t go as high as planned, but it traveled farther.
Unfortunately, Hale doesn’t have his sought-after video. He told WKAR’s Kevin Lavery about what happened.