Here are some photos from the 23 August 2003 Flight of BLT-19
Photo by Candy K9TEX - BLT-19-On The Way To The Edge of Space! Check out the Moon in the upper right!
The first flight photo by BLT-19 - Pete KD5ELH was the Payload Manager for not only the cross-band repeater, but also the 35-mm Camera Experiment. Here we get a fine view of the countryside near the Wharton Municipal Spaceport from about 3750 feet.
Cruising On High! We're near 23,000 feet!
WOW! Things are looking GREAT from 29,000 feet!
We're getting into the COLD ZONE! Now at 55,000 feet.
The Wing Glider went all the way to the top. This caused some strange payload gyrations, but the result was some great shots almost straight down - like this one from 66,000 feet.
NICE VIEW of the "black of space" from 68,000 feet!
We're past the Thermocline and cruising above 74,000 feet!
PEAK altitude was near 80,000 feet. Here's the VIEW FROM THE TOP! Harold N5YJB Really Likes This Photo!
Headed down... WAY DOWN! Check out the landscape from 14,000 feet.
BLT-19 is headed for a landing just less than 20 miles NW of the Spaceport. This view is from 9500 feet. John AB5SS and Dan W5DF are poised to be FIRST at the Crash Site!
Launch happened on August 23, 2003 from the Wharton Regional Airport. Were you there??